Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2013 Archives by date, by thread · List index


finally, I spent the day with preparing the update for our mailing list manager software, mlmmj, on our shiny new server.

The update to the new version will bring a few benefits:

- the localization of the list texts (like for subscribing and unsubscribing), where the LibreOffice community has greatly contributed to, will be included

- messages held for moderation can now also be rejected; formerly it was only possible to ignore them, they were automatically rejected seven days later

- unsubscribing now works with a simplye -unsubscribe address for all subscription type; no need to use the annoying -unsubscribe+digest stuff anymore

- subscribing to a different list type than the user had before (e.g. from regular to digest) now changes the subscription type, and doesn't subscribe to both at the same time

- the message to be moderated now is attached to the moderation mail, rather than only showing the first 100 lines MIME-encoded

All in all, the new release should cure most of the pain we have been experiencing so far. I didn't manage yet to have a look at the web interface, so manual unsubscription still requires involvement of infra, but at least - see my previous mail - I've now managed to enable sending subscriber lists out for list owners.

*** Read this ***

The mailing lists have *not* yet been migrated to the new version, it requires some manual intervention, and I will do this in bulk packages within the next days.

For testing, I have migrated the - nomen est omen - test mailing list already, plus made *everyone* from the moderators@ list also moderator there, so you can play with the new features yourself.

As it is 83 people at the moment, please use it wisely.


The migration may result in the fact that our own mailing list archive ( respectively might be out of date for a few days until I've synchronized that again; all external archives like GMANE will stay in sync automatically.

In theory, the new mlmmj version also allows to inform people when their post is held for moderation. Given that this can create a serious spam problem ("backscatter", by sending out mails with someone else's address), I have disabled it.

Feel free to poke me for any questions you may have,

Unsubscribe instructions: E-mail to
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.