Better admin tools for sites running dozens of mailing lists?

Asked by SJ on 2009-05-21

Are there plans for better tools for running dozens or hundreds of related mailing lists?

Spam and moderation is an underdeveloped area within mailman - and a massively growing problem. Common requests I hear include whitelisting a user across all lists on a site; blocking an email address across all lists on a site; and inclusion of some sort of spam-score that helps rank messages for moderation so that likely targets for moderation filter to the top of the mod queue.

Other useful tools would include
 - options for auto-allowing cross-posting to multiple lists based on more flexible rules/scores [and having an "allow" decision apply to held messages in all list queues]
 - ways to cluster moderation and administration of groups of lists (perhaps just the idea of a group of lists that all share preferences, including whitelist/blacklist options mentioned above)
 - listing of mailing lists by group or tree structure on the list overview page
 - a more detailed view including public and private lists, their sizes, and their moderators all on one page [for meta-admins]
 - admin and moderator password [re]setting for an entire group of lists

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) said : #1

These are all good points, but they would get more attention if posted to the wiki page at <> or to the mailman-developers@python .org list <>.

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