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[#29702] How do I close a mailing list?

Date:
2013-01-24 16:39
Priority:
3
Submitted By:
Myron Marston (myronmarston)
Assigned To:
Tom Copeland (tom)
Category:
None
State:
Open
Summary:
How do I close a mailing list?

Detailed description
RSpec has had a mailing list for years...first as a rubyforge list, and now as a google group.  The rubyforge mailing
list is still enabled, though, and it simply forwards to the google group.

At this point, the emails coming through the rubyforge mailing list seems to be 100% spam.  I get multiple emails a
day I have to approve and since David Chelimsky set things up so I could administer RSpec stuff a few months ago, all
of the emails have been spam.

I'd like to close down the RSpec rubyforge mailing list but have no idea how to do that.  Can someone give me some
direction?

Thanks!
Myron

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Date: 2013-03-02 01:18
Sender: Tom Copeland

Hm, that's a good question.  I'm not sure of the right answer...
however, on the "general options" page there's a setting
for "Emergency moderation of all list traffic".  That
would probably do it.
Date: 2013-03-02 00:20
Sender: Myron Marston

> Oh I just saw your comment - yeah you can toggle that in
mailman.
Do you have the list admin password?

I do -- I have no idea how to navigate the mailman interface,
though.
Date: 2013-03-02 00:09
Sender: Tom Copeland

Oh I just saw your comment - yeah you can toggle that in mailman.
Do you have the list admin password?
Date: 2013-03-02 00:08
Sender: Tom Copeland

No problem - shall I delete all 3 lists?
Date: 2013-02-27 17:37
Sender: Myron Marston

Following up on this...is it possible to close the list to new
messages but keep
the archive of old messages around?
Date: 2013-01-28 17:29
Sender: Myron Marston

> Hi Myron - I can just delete that list, would that work?

Depends -- would that remove the historical archive of old mailing
list emails?

Ideally, we'd like to keep the archive, and simply disable the
mailing list from
allowing new emails.

Thanks,
Myron
Date: 2013-01-28 12:53
Sender: Tom Copeland

Hi Myron - I can just delete that list, would that work?

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