Configure a List Where Only Subscribers Can Post

Overview

How to configure a Mailman list to allow only subscribers to post.

How do I use this technology?

Mailman allows you to choose what to do with incoming messages.

  1. Go to your list’s administration pages at:

    https://lists.uaa.alaska.edu/mailman/admin/<listname>

    where listname is replaced by the actual name of your list. Login with your list owner password.
  2. Click on Privacy Options 
  3. Scroll down to Non-member filters.
  4. Locate the option labeled Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is defined.
    The available options are
    • Accept: Allows all messages from non-members to be posted/sent to the list. Do not select this option!
    • HoldDefault, holds all message from non-members for list owners, or moderators to review and take action on.
    • Reject: Prevents the email from being posted to the list; however, a notice will be sent to the sender indicating the message was rejected.
    • Discard: Prevents the email from being posted to the list; however, a notice will not be sent to the sender indicating the message was rejected.

    Select either Reject or Discard.
  5. Click Submit Your Changes.

 

Need additional help or have issues

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For immediate assistance please review the Contact IT page for ways to contact the appropriate support group.

Details

Article ID: 69
Created
Wed 4/1/20 12:34 PM
Modified
Tue 7/26/22 4:09 PM

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