[Mailman-Users] Mailman user management question

Richard Ellerbrock richarde at eskom.co.za
Thu Oct 28 09:58:07 CEST 1999

>On Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Richard Ellerbrock wrote:
>=>I have also asked for this feature - very long ago. The situation that I 
>have is that I do not want people from external to our company being able 
>to mail or subscribe to any of our internal mailing lists. I am now forced 
>to add rules to our mail spools to block mail from external sites reaching 
>our mailing lists. 
>=>There is a way to hold posts to a list, but I want to block a list 
>completely if the sender does not match a certain regex, including 
>subscription requests.
>	Here is the answer that I got today:
>=>Go look at all the pages of settings in the admin display.  It's quite 
>=>how to set the list to be moderated, and there's a place to list 
>authorized users.
>	Yes, I found in the privacy options "Addresses of members
> accepted for posting to this list without implicit approval
> requirement" - but if I understand right it means that the list owner
> will get all messages from another users for approval - sometimes it's
> too much.

Correct. I also do not want a moderated list. That means maybe one out of 1000 subscriptions/posts to the list will be discarded. I want to be able to specify a rule saying:

if not for *.eskom.co.za, discard.

This must apply to posts and subscription requests. Not just posts as is currently the situation. Users can still quietly subcribe to internal company mailing lists and eavesdrop on list activity.

Richard Ellerbrock
richarde at eskom.co.za

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