[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.17 release.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Nov 23 20:40:44 CET 2013

I am pleased to announce the final release of Mailman 2.1.17.

Python 2.4 is the minimum supported, but Python 2.7 is recommended.

This release has two new features and a few bug fixes as detailed in
the attached README.

Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and
e-newsletters. Mailman is used for all the python.org and
SourceForge.net mailing lists, as well as at hundreds of other sites.

For more information, please see:


Mailman 2.1.17 can be downloaded from


Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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2.1.17 (23-Nov-2013)

  New Features

    - Handling of posts gated from usenet to a list via the Mail <-> News
      gateway is changed.  Formerly, no list membership, moderation or
      *_these_nonmembers checks were done.  Now, if the sender of the usenet
      post is a moderated member or a nonmember matching a *_these_nonmembers
      filter, those checks will be done and actions applied.  Nonmember posts
      from senders not matching a *_these_nonmembers filter are still accepted
      as before.  (LP: #1252575)

    - There is a new mm_cfg.py setting ANONYMOUS_LIST_KEEP_HEADERS.  Since it
      is not possible to know which non-standard headers in a message might
      reveal sender information, we now remove all headers from incoming posts
      to anonymous lists except those which match regular expressions in this
      list. The default setting keeps non X- headers except those known to
      reveal sender information, Mailman added X- headers and x-Spam- headers.
      See the description in Defaults.py for more information.  (LP: #1246039)


    - The Japanese message catalog has been updated by SATOH Fumiyasu.
      (LP: #1248855)

  Bug Fixes and other patches

    - Added a reopen command to the sample init.d script in misc/mailman.in.
      (LP: #1251917)

    - Fixed a misspelling in Tagger.py causing an "unexpected keyword argument
      'Delete'" exception.  (LP: #1251495)

    - Fixed contrib/qmail-to-mailman.py to work with a user other than
      'mailman' and to recognize more listname-* addresses.  (LP: #412293)

    - Fixed a possible UnicodeDecodeError in bin/sync_members.  (LP: #1243343)

    - Fixed Makefile to not include $DESTDIR in paths compiled into .pyc
      files for traceback purposes.  (LP: #1241770)

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