[Mailman-Developers] The Approved: header in MM3

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Oct 6 01:57:32 CEST 2007

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Barry Warsaw wrote:
>So the question is, what do we do about the Approved header?
>Comments?  I think my preference would be for #1 with future support
>for #2 and just accepting the fact that message signatures are for
>power users.  Maybe that set is pretty close to the set of people
>currently using Approved anyway.

I suspect it is close for people approving posts via email, but based on
questions on the mailman-users list, there are some number of 'non-power
users' using the Approved: header/body line for spoof-proof posting to
announcement lists. I don't really know what the best mechanism is, but
I think there needs to be some way for a user to post to an announcement
list in a spoof-proof way without requiring a subsequent visit to the
web interface to approve the post. I'm not sure that all the people who
need to do this are comfortable with signing posts.

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