All project mailing lists are created with Anzu, an open source mail alias and list management extension of qmail simple mail transfer protocol (smtp). Anzu supports multiple domains, enabling each project to define and manage its own unique set of mailing lists for the project domain.
If you created your project as a standard development project, your project begins its life with five built-in, pre-configured mailing lists:
Discussion-only projects are set up with one discussion mailing list initially.
You can access your project's existing mailing lists in two different ways:
For an explanation of fields and options on the Mailing List Edit page, see Mailing list administration and policies below.
Your project's growth and progression may warrant adding mailing lists at some point ... or perhaps deleting lists. The default mailing lists created along with your project are "top-level" lists. Should traffic relating to a particular module or component becomes too high for one or more of these lists, you can splinter that discussion off into its own arena by create a separate new mailing list.
Add a new mailing list by going to the Project Edit page and clicking the "new" link in the bottom Mailing Lists section. This action leads you to the Add New Mailing List page to set up and configure your newest list. See the following section about list administration and policies for more information about the fields and settings in this screen.
To delete a mailing list, click the mailing list link in the Project Edit page to open Edit Mailing List page. Click the Delete Mailing List link just above the buttons on this screen. Another page displays asking for delete confirmation before the action is completed.
Periodically, you may find a need to delete obsoleted archived messages from a mail list. To do this, navigate to the archive of the mail list in which the item appears. Select the time period and then find the item you want to delete. Click the Delete link. You will need to verify the delete on the next screen by selecting either the yes or no radio button and clicking on the Submit Query button.
As the project owner you can choose to modify your project's default mailing list settings, add new lists, delete unnecessary lists, add and remove subscribers, designate moderators, and set other mailing list parameters.
Both the Add Mailing List and Edit Mailing List page settings include:
By default, subscriptions to the mailing lists in a private project are on an approval basis because these lists are always private. This means that even members of a private project must be approved by a list moderator to subscribe to project mailing lists.
You can add and remove mailing list subscribers, designate list moderators, and suppress certain users from posting messages using the links in the "Members" section of the Edit Mailing List page: Edit Subscribers, Edit Digest Subscribers, Edit Moderators, Edit Allowed Posters.
These links display an edit screen where you can designate users by email address for the desired action. You may also alter the Private component; on to allow only project members to see the contents of the maillist archive, off to allow anyone who can see the project access to the archive.
For those mailing lists designated as unmoderated, you always have control over who may post messages to any of your project mailing lists as the project owner. If someone abuses list privileges or fails to comply with mailing list etiquette on an unmoderated list, you must be able to disallow further postings from this person. For moderated lists, your designated moderator has the permissions to edit list subscribers.