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I'm trying to configure a mailman list I run to reject messages when max_num_recipients is exceeded, but instead it insists on putting the message into the moderation queue.

I've searched for details on how to change this behavior, but the only docs I can find simply mention changing the value of max_num_recipients, not changing its action.

Is it actually possible (without changing the source!) to do this, or would I be better off simply unsubscribing the offending list member and getting on with life?

(No, increasing max_num_recipients to let him continue doing something he's already been warned about is not an option :)

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