National mailinglists - why isn't it there yet?

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Tue Mar 4 12:25:08 UTC 2008

On 2008-03-03 10:55, Edwin Groothuis <edwin at> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:45:01AM +0100, Julian Stacey wrote:
> > > I think that the question dropped by Edw was more of why this
> > > service wasn't offered from the FreeBSD mailman infrastructure. I
> > > think that every country and state  has its own
> > > mailman/majordomo/ezmlm/whatever features, but none are ran
> > > centrally.
> > The extra work for the central mailman-owner:
> > I guess mailman-owner at is happy/wise to avoid the
> > nightmare of local languages & character sets & leave it to locals
> > within each delegated DNS name space.
> As a mailman-owner hosting about 60 lists, I can tell you that it is
> possible in mailman to set the owner of a list to a person who wants
> to have the list and let them handle the bounces and unknown messages.

Yes, it definitely *is* possible.  I am the moderator/listman for
`freebsd-doc-el', which is currently hosted in the Mailman installation

Right now the list is not open for posting by non-subscribers, so we use
this as a crude `antispam' filter.  If the load starts becoming too much
for me to handle, I will have to find another way to filter messages :)

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