[ mailman-Feature Requests-673265 ] Post confirmation + moderation

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Feature Requests item #673265, was opened at 2003-01-23 18:39
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Category: None
Group: None
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Private: No
Submitted By: Samuel Tardieu (samtardieu)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Post confirmation + moderation

Initial Comment:
The following scheme (implemented by me for Sympa as a
scenario some time ago) leads to a spam-free
mailing-list with almost no work from the

When a mail arrive and should be held for any reason
(sender not in
subscriber list, list not in to: or cc:, too many
recipients), ask the
alleged sender to confirm its post then hold it for
moderation when
the sender confirms its intention to post.

This way, spam (whose confirmation request will almost
never be answered) is not presented to the moderators,
while mail sent by
humans will.

It would be great to have this feature in mailman.


Comment By: Lucas Nussbaum (lnu)
Date: 2006-11-11 10:34

Logged In: YES 


This feature would really be great to have in mailman.
Additionnally, a web-based confirmation interface could be
added, with an image-based confirmation, to prevent robots
from auto-confirming their posts. Is it planned ? I'm a bit
concerned by the fact that this feature request was posted
more than 3 years ago.


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