[Mailman-Users] Automate Moderator Functions

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Mon Sep 24 16:00:40 CEST 2012

First, thanks for all the replies.

The non-members filter seems to do exactly what I want.

However, it is not clear what the members filter is doing. If I turn
that on, does it mean every message will be Held, Rejected or Discarded?
That does not make sense to me as I cannot think of any circumstance
where that would be useful, especially the reject and discard. I think
it would make more sense if that applied to any member post that would
not otherwise be distributed such as when it exceeds the size. Could
someone clarify.


On 9/24/2012 8:59 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
> On 9/24/2012 8:50 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>> I've seen various queries on this but nothing definitive about it being
>> added as a feature or even a customizable mod. There are certain
>> moderator actions that potentially could be automated. For example, I
>> would never approve a posting from a non-member of a restricted list. It
>> would make my moderator duties much easier if I could have mailman
>> automatically reject or discard such posts. The same might be true for
>> exceeding the size limit. Is this something that has been considered and
>> rejected as a feature or is it something that is doable now that I have
>> just not been able to find? TIA.
> Hi Dennis:
> In regards to non-members, you can adjust the following setting to
> discard on the Privacy options --> Sender Filters page:
> "Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit
> action is defined."
> As for the message-size exceeded messages, you can just leave them in
> the moderation queue and just adjust the following General Options
> page setting to something that would work for you:
> "Discard held messages older than this number of days. Use 0 for no
> automatic discarding."
> Someone else may have a better suggestion.
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