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Q: restrict who can subscribe to a Mailman list

How do I restrict who can subscribe to a Mailman list? I have a list, I only want certain people to be on the list, I do not want other people to be able to add themselves.


  1. From the list administration page, go to the configuration category for Privacy options > subscription filters
  1. Set the option "What steps are required for subscription?" to Require Approval


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March 15, 2011

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