[Mailman-Users] unbanning a member?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 27 23:51:14 EDT 2016

On 09/27/2016 07:10 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Adam Morris writes:
>  > I'm referring to someone who I have banned from subscribing to a mailing 
>  > list.
>  > 
>  > If I try and subscribe the banned address I get a message saying member 
>  > is banned.

I am a bit lost, but I think a summary of the issue is

1) an address was added to the ban_list of a list.
2) the address was subsequently removed from the ban_list.
3) subsequent attempts to subscribe the formerly banned address get an
"address is banned" response.

Everything Steve said in his reply is relevant and possible, but let's
assume you now go to the web admin UI for the list and Privacy options
-> Subscription rules -> ban_list is empty and you then go to Membership
Management... -> Mass Subscription and subscribe the address and get the
banned response.

The actual response should look something like

Error subscribing:

    jdoe at apot.com -- Banned address (matched ^.*[@.]apot(mail)?\.com$)

with a different address and match of course (at least since Mailman
2.1.7). Is that what happens?

If all the above describes what happens, then I think the issue must be
that the address/pattern that matched is in the GLOBAL_BAN_LIST that was
added in Mailman 2.1.21.

Have you set GLOBAL_BAN_LIST in mm_cfg.py (or Defaults.py)?

If the above does not describe what happens, where does the actual
result differ?

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