Bugs item #865489, was opened at 2003-12-24 14:16 Message generated for change (Tracker Item Submitted) made by Item Submitter You can respond by visiting: https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=100103&aid=865489&...
Category: security/privacy Group: None Status: Open Resolution: None Priority: 5 Submitted By: David Abrahams (david_abrahams) Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody) Summary: tunable rejection message for non-members?
Initial Comment: I got this at the end of a bitter complaint from someone who couldn't figure out how to get into our mailing lists starting from GMane:
I also recommend cleaning up the newsgroup
registration procedure so
that people who are not aware of the unusual
pre-registration are told why it exists and how to deal
For example, I got this back when I first tried to post:
You are not allowed to post to this mailing list, and
your message has
been automatically rejected. If you think that your
being rejected in error, contact the mailing list owner
It appears Mailman allows us to tune the message that "moderated members" get when they post. Ours is:
You are posting to a moderated mailing list from an email address that is not subscribed to the list.
To facilitate the moderators job, we insist that all postings come from email addresses that are subscribed to the list (this does not mean that you have to receive individual emails from the list, or that you can't use a news group alias to access and post to the list, just that you must register first).
Please visit http://lists.boost.org/mailman/listinfo.cgi/boost to register with the list.
The Boost List Moderators
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have a way to tune the message given to users who aren't members. If we want to keep spammers out by requiring registration before posting, *and* we want to moderate first-time posts, but we want users to get a nice explanation of how to get posting privileges, what can we do?
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