[Mailman-Users] Totally disable list subscriptions?

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Fri Sep 27 06:59:06 EDT 2019


To clarify, I did get off Microsoft's blacklist, but after I did I 
decided that particular list was probably too high traffic.


On 9/25/2019 10:10 AM, Brian Carpenter wrote:
> Are they subscribing via the listinfo page? If so then you can edit that
> page via the list admin interface and remove the subscription form.
> Also getting off of Microsoft's blacklist is not hard to do. It certainly
> would have been easier than all the trouble you are going through now.
> Have a great day!
> Brian Carpenter
> EMWD.com
> brian at emwd.com
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mailman-Users <mailman-users-bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org> On
> Behalf Of Jayson Smith
> Sent: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 10:04 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Totally disable list subscriptions?
> Hi,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Jayson
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