moderated/held messages on mailing lists

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Fri May 21 21:35:54 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 05:25:00PM -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
>  If you are receiving this email then you are listed as the owner of a  
> mailing list hosted by the fedora project. We've had a lot of messages  
> sitting in the heldmsg queue in mailman. This is where messages that are  
> being held for list admin or moderator approval go. They sit there 
> FOREVER until someone discards them.
> With this in mind we'll be instituting a 1 month age out for these  
> messages. If a message is in the heldmsg queue for longer than 1 month 
> the message will be discarded.
> Most of these messages are from people (or spam bots) who are not  
> subscribed to the list. If you would rather that messages from addresses  
> not subscribed to the list were rejected instead of being held for  
> approval, this is a configuration option in the mailing list admin pages 
> available to you, the list owner.
> If you have questions on how to set that up please feel free to contact  
> the fedora infrastructure folks.

Is disk space so expensive these days?


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