[Bug 571902] [NEW] Side-wide whitelist

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Thu Apr 29 23:17:25 CEST 2010

Public bug reported:

Many lists only allow subscribers to post.  On these lists, people often
subscribe so they can post, but disable delivery so they don't receive
all the (potentially high-volume) list traffic.  In general, someone who
has gone to the trouble of subscribing to one list at a site often
qualifies to post to any list at that site, but mailman does not make it
trivial to implement such a policy.  A few mailman installations have
custom patches for this.

I'd like to have the ability to trivially (as in "check a checkbox")
implement the following policy with mailman:

- Allow posting from anyone subscribed to any list on this site, or
whitelisted for any list on this site.

This would also, as a side effect, allow a dummy list to serve as a
place to subscribe for whitelisting purposes only.  (See
http://lists.debian.org/whitelist/ for an example of such a list.)

I can imagine that some people might want to specify a specific list for
use in whitelisting, rather than any list on the site, though I
personally don't care about that variation.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

Side-wide whitelist
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