[Mailman-Users] Looping post again!

Phil Stracchino alaric at babylon5.babcom.com
Thu Jun 21 20:54:39 CEST 2001

On Thu, Jun 21, 2001 at 10:57:34AM -0700, JLC wrote:
> Sorry it look like that the E-mail I sent yesterday didn't went through.
> I setup the Mailman mailing list and it is working fine, but I really like
> to know if there is a possibility to diable the "awaits moderator approval"
> things, I would like for peoples to be able to directly post their E-mail
> and I don't want (as moderator) approve anything. I want just the members
> only to be able to post. What is the "test" that they need to meet to not be
> approve by the moderator?
> Please I really need to know what to do.

Well, here's how it goes:

	-- You can have only members allowed to post.
	-- You can have no moderator approval required.
	-- Your members can still post if MailMan doesn't recognize them
	   for some reason.

	Pick any two.

If you want to get around that, you're going to have to write a front-end
filter that does pre-authentication and silently drops anything that it
doesn't recognize as coming from a list member.  The downside to that is
that if, say, one of your members' employer or ISP does something that
changes their outgoing mail address without their knowledge (say, frum
user at host1.domain.net to user at host2.domain.net), and your filter no longer
recognizes the address, then your filter's going to silently drop them,
you'll never know, they'll never know why, and they may not be able to
contact you to ask for help.

This might be just a personal opinion, but IMHO, if you don't want to be
bothered with approving erroneously-held posts or hitting one key per
message to drop spam in the bit-bucket, then you should probably think
long and hard about whether you should be administering a mailing list.

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