[Mailman-Users] Re: Web-based posting?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Dec 1 16:53:46 CET 2002

Check out this FAQ:

It has a script to dump out the users email addresses and passwords to a
file that is usable via apache for authentication.  It does exactly what
you need.

But don't let that stop you from writing a Python program for managing
the passwords stored in the database.  I'm toying with that right now
myself (as are some others based on very recent posting!)

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Sat, 2002-11-30 at 21:49, Phillip L. Harbison wrote:
> Elaine Miller wrote:
>  > Nicolas Steenhout wrote:
>  > > I want for the list to be restricted to registered users [...]
>  > > Most importantly, I would like users to be able to POST to the
>  > > list from the web.
>  >
>  > Hmm. Seems like one ought to be able to set up a simple formmail
>  > on an html page, since Formmail sends to the set address as coming
>  > "from" the email address the user enters.
> I assume Nicolas wants a solution that only allows registered users
> to post to the list using the web.  I have a similar need.
>  > Might be harder to stop spammers with this one...
> Exactly.  I have a simple form and a CGI written in Perl that allows
> anyone to send mail as long as they know a password.  Unfortunately,
> the only way for the entire list to use this is to broadcast the
> password to the list (which is NOT a Good Thing(tm)).  What I would
> like is a CGI that would look up the password in Mailman's user DB.
> Has anyone done this?  If not, I will put on my programming hat and
> learn python.
> -- 
> Phil Harbison
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