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

For additional assistance contact the IT Services Technical Support Center via phone at (907) 786-4646, toll-free at (877) 633-3888, email us at uaa.techsupport@alaska.edu, or you can use the Seawolf Tech Portal to submit a Support for Issues with Mailing Lists ticket.

Details

Article ID: 69
Created
Wed 4/1/20 12:34 PM
Modified
Thu 9/17/20 9:41 AM

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