How do I set up a Mailman list so only I can post on it?

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How do I set up a Mailman list so only I can post on it?

Postby arjayweb » 2003 10 23 0539

To set up a list as an announcement-only list:

    Log in to the list admin page at]/mailman/admin/listname
    Click on Privacy Options
    Click on Sender Filters (in the list of links under Privacy Options)
    Scroll down to the question "By default, should new list member postings be moderated?" and click "Yes"
    Choose Hold, Reject or Discard for "Action to take when a moderated member posts to the list." (read a description of these choices by clicking on "Details for member_moderation_action")
    Set any other desired preferences on this page and submit the changes
    Click on Membership Management (at the top of the page)
    Under "Additional Member Tasks" set everyone's moderation bit to "On" and click Set
    Make sure the address which is authorized to post to the list is a subscriber (if the address is an owner, but not a subscriber, it won't work)
    Search for this authorized address in the list of subscribers and set the moderation bit to "Off" for this subscriber
    Now the only address which is allowed to post to the list without moderation is the one you designated in the steps above.

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