Malcolm Bodger wrote:
> All I want to do is close a list and give anyone sending email to the
> list an automated message to say this list is now closed etc, etc. How
> can I do this?
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First off, auto-reply is considered poor netiquette any more.
What would be easiest, is using the list to send notifications
that the list is shutting down. (A closed list means closed to
new subscribers, a restricted list is one where only members are
allowed to post.) If necessary, add the moderator capability
for a month, and just collect addresses for a moderated reply
rather than auto reply once per week. After four weeks, start
bouncing or discarding messages to the list's old address.
If you are actually closing vs. shutting down, meaning you will
still have an active list that does not accept new subscribers,
simply restrict-post to your existing members or even a subset
of those users.