[ mailman-Bugs-1506338 ] cannot post to list

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Bugs item #1506338, was opened at 2006-06-14 14:07
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Category: None
Group: None
>Status: Closed
>Resolution: Invalid
Priority: 5
Submitted By: mdbiker (mdbiker)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: cannot post to list

Initial Comment:
i am an administrator (but i didn't install it nor do 
i have access to the server) of an announcement only 
mailing list.

despite having 3 addresses listed as administrator and 
moderator, we have only been able to use one address 
to post. that was ok till last week when we were 
subject to a spoofing attack appearing to come from 
that address.

i removed that address, having forgotten about the 
problem in posting from the others. now i cannot post 
tothe list at all even though i returned the removed 

for each i get back a "this is an announcement list - 
send your email to xxxx for posting and now even xxxx 
cannot post.

so the bug is that even though listed as admin/mod i 
cannot post.


>Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-06-14 17:25

Logged In: YES 

First, I see you've already posted this to
mailman-users at python.org which is probably a more
appropriate place to go first.

Second, this is not a bug. The addresses in the 'owner' and
'moderator' attributes are ONLY addresses to which owner and
moderator notices are mailed, and in the case of owner,
listed in the 'run by' footer at the bottom of web pages.
These addresses have no other function. If they are not also
members, they will not receive list posts. If posting is
restricted to members or unmoderated members, they will not
be allowed to post unless they are (unmoderated) members or
listed in accept_these_nonmembers.

It seems from your description that the default for your
list is that new members are moderated and moderated members
can't post. You deleted the one unmoderated member so no one
could post and when you added xxxx back, xxxx was moderated
by default. You could turn off moderation for those members
you want to post, but a more 'spoof proof' method is use of
an Approved: header as discussed in FAQs


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