[Mailman-Users] Help! Restricted posting Problems (need to approve list-member posts)
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Wed Jul 19 06:45:19 CEST 2000
On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 22:29:23 -0400
Etienne M Gagnon <egagnon at j-meg.com> wrote:
> I do not know why Mailman adds this bogus "Sender", and seems to
> rely on it to determine membership.
The Sender field is not bogus, is a standard mail header, and is
added (likely) by the first MTA you hand off your message to.
Mailman by default authenticates membership on the basis of the
Sender: header (think about the problem of address forgery for the
reasons why). You can edit mm_cfg.py to authenticate by the From:
Rather than doing that however I would subscribe your posting
address and set it to NOMAIL. That way authentication remains
strong (well, sorta, its just less easy to forge) and the system
works as desired.
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