[Mailman-Users] Remove someone from list of lists but not from child lists?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri May 27 15:57:06 EDT 2016

On 05/27/2016 12:40 PM, Ryan Stasel wrote:
> Sorry, it’s not wanting to remove problem posters, sadly, that’s not currently an option. The question is can I remove people from receiving emails to the everyone list, but NOT remove them from the child lists they’re on. I’m guessing the answer is “no” without converting the “everyone” list over to just a normal list of users, as opposed to a list of lists. 
> Does that make sense? Basically, people want to opt-out of the everyone list. 

OK. I misunderstood.

I actually think that using regular_include_lists in the way you are is
the right approach, but as you suspect, it does not allow regular
members of the included lists to opt out of the "everyone" list mail.

There are two options. Those people who are digest members of all the
sub-lists of which they are members (i.e. not a non-digest member of any
of the sub-lists) will not receive "everyone" list mail. This is
probably not a good solution for most as they probably don't want to be
digest members of the sub-lists if the sub-lists are even digestable.

The other option is if they have a "decent" mail client, just set a
filter so any mail which is To: or Cc: the everyone list (and maybe not
To: or Cc: any of the sublists of which they are a member) is moved
immediately to the trash.

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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