[Mailman-Users] Prevent user subscription based on word pattern

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Apr 8 23:10:29 CEST 2014

On 04/08/2014 01:58 PM, Hung Phan wrote:
> Can we add email address into the Ban List based on word pattern?

Yes. You may put any valid Python regular expression beginning with ^ in
the ban list. It will be matched case-insensitively.

> If we want to prevent any emails that contain the word "sexy", will this
> works?
> *sexy*

No. Regular expressions are not the same as globs. What you would need
in that case is


or simply


since you don't care what comes after sexy. See

All this assumes that what you mean by 'prevent any emails that contain
the word "sexy"' is prevent any addresses containing the word "sexy"
from subscribing to the list.

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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