[Mailman-Users] 'General posting filters' explanation required

Christopher Kolar ckolar at admin.aurora.edu
Fri Feb 25 15:40:47 CET 2000

At 06:16 AM 2/25/00, you wrote:
>Under 'Privacy Options' in the section 'General posting filters'
>there are three settings:
>   1. Must posts be approved by an administrator?
>   2. Restrict posting privilege to list members? (member_posting_only)
>   3. Addresses of members accepted for posting to this list
>      without implicit approval requirement.
>I must confess I find the interaction between the three settings
>unintuitive. I have to read '(details)' every time I set up
>a new list and when explaining it to a new list moderator.
>After all my re-readings I understand the interaction between 2 and 3,
>but please somebody explain the interaction between 1 and the other two.
>(and add '(details)' entry to the first item as well).

Number one is just about moderation.  Numbers 2 and 3 are about whose posts 
are allowed through.  If you are running a moderated list then (I believe) 
the people from #3 are also allowed straight through.  There is a chart for 
the 2-3 interaction in the admin docs that I have prepared at 
www.aurora.edu/~ckolar/mailman.  There is really no interaction between 1 
and 2 as all postings are held for approval (even if they come from an off 
list poster).


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