Talk:Mailing lists/Administration

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j ajouterais peut etre une introduction plus fournie pour indiquer des le début que la grande partie de l activité va etre

  • de supprimer le spam
  • de libérer les 'bons' messages
  • d aider un utilisateur qui a perdu son mot de passe et qui veut changer un truc

et moins fréquemment

  • d'aider un utilisateur a s inscrire
  • d aider un utilisateur a se desinscrire
  • de bloquer un utilisateur

Anthere 00:38, 26 Jul 2004 (UTC)

Hidding listadmin personal emails from the listinfo page[edit]

I find it privacy-less and annoying that the personal emails of the listadmins are publicy listed in the listinfo page such as in - Is there a way to get them removed and just show the <listname> Thanks. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 08:43, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

Technically speaking, yes this is possible but it does mean that if you wish to find out who the list admins for a particular list are and contact them, this isn't that easy - are you having a particular problem with spam emails, or is this just as a general principle? Thehelpfulone 21:38, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
I've found that changing some lines of HTML did it. Yes, I was having since the first day problems with spam emails. However it is also important the respect for our privacy. We shouldn't be forced to show our email addresses publicy if we don't want to. If somebody wants to contact the listops, an email to -owner will do it as we all we receive it. Regards, -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:45, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

How does one go about setting up a new list?[edit]

We are going to need one of these lists for Wikimedia Medicine. How do I go about requesting one? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 19:28, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

You'll need to request it at bugzilla: in Product: Wikimedia - Component: Mailing lists. Regards. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:24, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Okay and how would one do that? Is there a email address I can send the request to? Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 13:10, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
No: register. Try Bugzilla. --Nemo 13:41, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
Or tell me the list you want & details and I can submit the ticket for you. -- MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:02, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
Wonderful. The list name will be Wikimedia Medicine. The description will be a thematic group to promote the development of medical related content. Wikimedia Medicine Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 02:01, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Would you like the list to be public or private (i recommend public) and would you like it to archive? Who should be the moderator? Philippe (WMF) (talk) 20:51, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Marco filed a bug earlier, bugzilla:40726 - I agree with the list being public and archived. I imagine James can be a moderator if he's willing to be one, so we just need an alternative one. Thehelpfulone 20:53, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes public, archived, and I will moderate. Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:30, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, we like to setup lists with a secondary list admin/moderator as a backup in case the first one goes inactive for a while or gets busy IRL as an example, is there anyone you know that could be a secondary moderator? Note: this isn't an absolute requirement, just something that's "nice to have". Thehelpfulone 21:32, 2 October 2012 (UTC)
User:Peter.C Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:24, 3 October 2012 (UTC)

Making a list annoucement only[edit]

Hi everyone,

At the Program Evaluation & Design Workshop in Budapest, participants met consensus agreeing to have an announcement only mailing list and all discussion taking place on meta. We have a mailing list set up. However, I have been unable to find guidance on meta, nor any hint of how to make a mailing list announcement only on the administrative page for the mailing list. Any help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks :) SarahStierch (talk) 17:30, 10 July 2013 (UTC)

Does answer the question? Regards, Ariconte (talk) 21:36, 10 July 2013 (UTC)
Yes! It did. Thank you so much Ariconte! SarahStierch (talk) 22:26, 10 July 2013 (UTC)


What is it good for?

More specifically ... :) Does anyone have tips/techniques for preventing it? -- phoebe | talk 18:05, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

phab:T58525 has some related information. Regards, Tbayer (WMF) (talk) 07:28, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Trying out the spam score regex. -- phoebe | talk 09:35, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
@Phoebe: Did you have any success with that? If so, could you share what you used? After reading the thread, I don't understand exactly what regex I/we should paste, into the top box at
If there's solid info, perhaps someone could update Mailing_lists/Administration#Privacy_options. Thanks! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:45, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
  1. Make the list members-only.
  2. Refuse any post from non-members ( -98% of spam)
Regards, Ariconte (talk) 10:05, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Bulk processing[edit]

I think the section at Mailing_lists/Administration#Bulk_processing is out of date? To bulk moderate, I select the address here: and then select the checkbox here: and that will bulk discard all the spam as well as adding the addresses to the auto-discard list. Is that the best technique? Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 17:45, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Specific regex spam filters[edit]

One of the lists I admin, was getting a deluge of these messages today (20 so far), and my spam-folder is full of messages that got through on other lists. screenshot

Plus, I have always wanted to know exactly how to setup a regex discard rule for certain subject lines. I've looked through old phabricator tasks, and they all just point onwiki, or discuss the spam-assassin rules (which I don't want to use for "discard" rules, only for "hold").

Could someone help, by providing examples for how we would write 2 regex rules, so that mailman will automatically discard anything with:

  • from: orderdesk@*.net


  • subject includes: AMERICAN MADE PCB

Those 2 examples should be adaptable enough, and thus cover all major circumstances, but please add any other examples or variations that you think might be helpful.

Thank you! Quiddity (WMF) (talk) 22:37, 7 March 2017 (UTC)