[Mailman-Users] Disable auto-responder for some From adresses

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Apr 11 06:05:28 CEST 2015

On 04/09/2015 03:57 AM, Vincent Le Gallic wrote:
> I would like mailman to send the auto-response message to everyone but
> admin-interface at domain.tld (the interface admin, aka myself, doesn't
> care about these warnings).
>>From what I've been told on IRC, there is currently no way to do this
> properly on Mailman 2.1.15 (I'm on wheezy), but might be in Mailman 3.

If by "properly" you mean via some combination of list settings, that's

> Do you have any workaround to suggest ?

If you want to do it in Mailman, you have to patch the code, but it's a
very simple patch. In Mailman/Handlers/Replybot.py, following these lines:

>     if ((toadmin and not mlist.autorespond_admin) or
>            (torequest and not mlist.autorespond_requests) or \
>            (not toadmin and not torequest and not mlist.autorespond_postings)):
>         return
>     # Now see if we're in the grace period for this sender.  graceperiod <= 0
>     # means always autorespond, as does an "X-Ack: yes" header (useful for
>     # debugging).
>     sender = msg.get_sender()


    if sender == 'admin-interface at domain.tld':

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