[Mailman-Users] 2.1: two nasty problems

Bryan Fullerton bryanf at samurai.com
Tue Jan 14 23:53:23 CET 2003

On Tuesday, January 14, 2003, at 04:44 PM, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:

>    I upgraded from 2.0.13 to 2.1 and I have two nasty problems:
> * non-subscribers can post to lists
> * subscribers can reply to a moderated-only list and have
>   their email go to the list
> The latter has caused an email storm on a moderated list,
> forcing the emergency moderation button.  I've stared at
> the config files and don't know why either would happen.
> Help!!!

The first section of the UPGRADING file reads:


     When you upgrade from Mailman 2.0.x to Mailman 2.1, you should
     double check that your moderation and privacy options are still
     set the way you want them.  The Mailman options dealing with
     moderation and privacy have changed significantly, to make them
     easier to understand and control.  Ever effort was taken to
     translate the old configuration variables to the new configuration
     variables, but because the old semantics were so complex, it is
     possible your settings may not have been correctly translated.

     Check especially the values for (in Privacy -> Sender Filters)
     default_member_moderation, generic_nonmember_action, and
     accept_these_nonmembers.  Check also the moderation flag on member
     accounts in the Membership Management screen.

I suspect to resolve your latter problem you need to go to the 
Membership Management screen, find the part at the bottom that reads 
"Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members not currently 
visible", click "On", and click "Set".


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