[Mailman-Users] Automatically approving non-member Usenet postings to gatewayed list?

Jerry Stratton jerry at sandiego.edu
Wed Feb 20 19:13:37 CET 2002

I've seen a couple of questions about this, but no answers yet; 
before I start working on it myself I thought I'd ask one more time. 
Has anyone solved the problem where a list which is gatewayed to a 
Usenet newsgroup requires approval for Usenet postings? (Since Usenet 
posters are not usually members of the mailing list.) I.e., I want 
usenet postings to come through to the list without requiring 
approval due to the sender not being a member. But I want normal 
posts to get blocked if they do not come from a member, since e-mail 
can come from anywhere and we do get spam on the list if I turn that 
off. (Newsgroups postings will only come from our local server.)

It looks like (Mailman 2.0.8) I can hack into process() in Hold.py to 
modify the section for "if mlist.member_posting_only:". (This depends 
on whether I have access to headers there or not.)

jerry at sandiego.edu
Serra 188B/x8773
The more restrictions there are, the poorer the people become. The 
greater the government¹s power, the more chaotic the nation would 
become. The more the ruler imposes laws and prohibitions on his 
people, the more frequently evil deeds would occur.
--The Silence of the Wise: The Sayings of Lao Zi

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