Thomas Hochstein wrote:
Barry Warsaw schrieb:
[2... signed email]
- Add a new shared password just for this purpose. [...]
I'd prefer that.
+1 for ((2 || 4) || (2 && 4))
- We can drop the concept altogether. This means there'd be no way
to post a message as coming from an approved source, with a bypass of
the posting filters.
That would be bad, I think. It's not uncommon to send mails from "on the road"; in that case you want to "send and forget" the mail without having to visit a website to approve it afterwards. And you may want to send pre-approved mails that are automatically generated.
Removing "Approved" makes mailman _require_ a functioning web UI. That's a bad thing. Right now I frequently approve blocked posts (crossposting, size, etc.) via email. If you remove this, I'd have to go to the web page to do so, which takes longer and requires that I be online (instead of working offline on an airplane, for example).
I'd actually prefer to sign the message with PGP, but an approve-only password works for me (and is both less work to implement and more likely to be implemented correctly).