[Mailman-Users] Totally disable list subscriptions?

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Wed Sep 25 10:04:18 EDT 2019


For years I ran a Mailman list on my own server, until it obviously 
became too much of a load for certain ISPs to think I was sending 
legitimate Email. The final straw was when Microsoft blacklisted my IP 
from sending to all of their Email services (Hotmail, live.com, Outlook, 
etc.). I decided to move that heavy traffic list to groups.io. Still, I 
wanted there to be a placeholder at the list's old URL that would tell 
people the list has moved, and where to find it. For this reason, I 
created a new, empty, dummy list with the old list's name, and set 
subscriptions to require moderator approval. I have a Milter set up to 
block all inbound mail to the list's old addresses with a 551 failure 
message giving the URL of the new list. However, from time to time 
someone will subscribe via the web, so I still need to reject their 
subscriptions and point them to the new location. Is there any way in 
Mailman to outright disable any and all subscription attempts for a 
specific list?



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