[Mailman-Users] Approved header

Dominic Hargreaves dominic.hargreaves at magdalen.oxford.ac.uk
Fri Feb 2 21:26:33 CET 2001

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 02:24:07PM -0600, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 04:01:25PM +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > No, this is not the case. Approved headers, while perhaps slightly 
> > inelegant, are more secure (FSVO "secure") than simply allowing a set of 
> > posters to post. Anyone can trivially fake a "From" header in an email 
> > address, whereas with an approved header you need to know the password.
> Does majordomo remove the Approved header while forwarding messages?  If not,
> finding out the password is even more trivial than forging From:.

Yes, it does.

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