[Mailman-Users] member_posting_only=yes problem

Mike Noyes mhnoyes at users.sourceforge.net
Thu Nov 9 18:06:40 CET 2000

At 11:48 AM 11/9/00 -0500, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

> >>>>> "CVR" == Chuq Von Rospach <chuqui at plaidworks.com> writes:
>     CVR> well, at one level, I think what he's doing is wrong, but we
>     CVR> won't get into that philosopical range war. But the basic
>     CVR> issue is that he *isn't* a member of the list, since the
>     CVR> From address isn't subscribed.
>     CVR> Two solutions.
>     CVR> 1) he subscribes both addresses to the list, and sets
>     CVR> "nomail" flag to the one in his from address. he can do that
>     CVR> without admin intervention, so that's what I usually
>     CVR> recommend.
>     CVR> 2) set his address as not needing admin overview -- that's
>     CVR> an option on the privacy page of the admin page. that way,
>     CVR> you're saying "this guy is okay" and it won't be held. which
>     CVR> works as long as he really is okay, but that's an admin
>     CVR> issue.. (grin)
>The /real/ solution is to extend the notion of membership to a person
>instead of an email address.  This is all dependant on the Real User
>Database, but the quick sketch is that you'd be able to register
>yourself with the site and associate a number of email addresses with
>your name.  You could then do a lot of cool things like have different 
>addresses subscribed to different lists as the primary repicient, use any 
>of those addrs as `keys' to your account for login purposes, easily switch 
>delivery addresses (no more begging the list admin to clone your address), 
>and in this case, pass the membership test if any of your addresses is in 
>the From: field.
>That's all pie-in-the-sky at the moment though.

Please, add this excellent idea to the Mailman feature request I opened.

>A short term solution (i.e. Mailman 2.1) may be to add an option that
>the list admin can turn on, which would add Reply-To: in the list of
>fields to use for the membership test.  I'll add that to the TODO


Mike Noyes
mhnoyes at users.sourceforge.net

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