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From: "Drew Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [LIST-UPDATE] New List Administrator Feature
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 20:37:24 -0400
On 9/22/07, Valorie Zimmerman <> wrote:
> On Saturday 22 September 2007 09:21, ListMaster wrote:
> > -Accept: all incoming mail will go through to the list, including Spam-this
> > is not a viable option for any list.
> If it is not a viable option for ANY list, why is it still enabled?
The most likely reason would be that enabling the *general* feature in
Mailman (in this case, the feature "Action to take for postings from
non-members for which no explicit action is defined.") automatically
enables the 4 possible options, and that this isn't something that can
be customized to enable only *some* of the options.
If there were adequate spam pre-filters in place, such an option might
become viable for certain specialized kinds of lists, such as for
lists that announce things. On a non-genealogy list I used to
administer (not at RootsWeb), we had such a list for job
announcements. This allowed non-subscribers (who themselves weren't
seaching for jobs and who therefore had no interest in getting such
postings) post to the list without having to be subscribed to it.
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