[Mailman-Developers] The Approved: header in MM3

Carson Gaspar carson at taltos.org
Thu Oct 4 15:14:52 CEST 2007

Thomas Hochstein wrote:
> Barry Warsaw schrieb:

[2... signed email]

>> 4. Add a new shared password just for this purpose.  [...]
> I'd prefer that.

+1 for ((2 || 4) || (2 && 4))

>> 1. 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).


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