[Mailman-Users] Filtering out Digest replies

Thomas Gramstad thomas at ifi.uio.no
Wed Jul 6 21:19:50 EDT 2016

On Wed, 6 Jul 2016, Jim Popovitch wrote:

> On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:22 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>> On 7/6/16 8:07 AM, Jim Popovitch wrote:
>>>>> On Jul 6, 2016, at 9:21 AM, Jim Popovitch <jimpop at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> I've been inspired by something I read somewhere else.
>>>>>   I have long thought that mailing lists should be
>>>>>   configured to reject messages with a Subject of
>>>>>   "Re: [the subject format for the list's digest messages]".
>>>>>   Maybe a scan of the message content for a copy
>>>>>   of the digest prologue would be a good idea as well.
>>>>> and now I want to implement something like this.
>> There is a custom handler at
>> <https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/MoreHolds.py> that holds messages for
>> various reasons including digest subjects and quoting digest boiler plate.
>>> Do people feel there is a need for a new Sender filter option "Process
>>> Digest Replies"
>>> (Accept|Hold|Reject|Discard) ?

Definitely. I'd love to have that.

>> This could be good for Mailman 3. I'm reluctant to do this in 2.1
>> because it really should be 'end of life'.
> I get that, but 2.1 is going to be around for at least several 
> more years considering LTS distros, etc.  Those distros will 
> most certainly upgrade Mailman for fixes/improvements, whereas 
> probably not to do a major switch to mm3 (plus supported 
> dependencies, etc)

There is also the issue of listadmin, the script for command line 
processing of list moderation requests. I'm not sure this script 
is being updated currently, and so probably does not work with 
Mailman 3(?). If so that is a show stopper for me, I'd never 
update to a Mailman version that can't be run via the command 
line. I have a lot of smaller mailing lists, and running them via 
web interface would be so time consuming that it would in 
practise be undoable.

Thomas Gramstad

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