[Mailman-Users] Newsgroup gateway question
mavery at mail.otherwhen.com
Fri May 16 16:44:19 CEST 2003
I really don't like newsgroup software. I'd rather access newsgroups
through my email client. So, when I realized that Mailman would let me
gate a newsgroup to email, I set it up to gate several of my favorite
And all was well. Until someone sent a spam to a newsgroup through
my mailman server. And then some anti-spam zealots started beating
me up. The words "open relay" were used, through that's not the case.
So, I upgraded from 2.0.12 to 2.1.1. I looked at the security setup, and
realized I still can't figure out how to nail down the mailing list.
What I want to do is to allow people to subscribe to the mailing lists, to
receive messages from the newsgroups and send messages to the
newsgroups through the mailing list.
I also want to be sure that anyone who is not a subscriber to the
mailing list can not send messages to the newsgroup.
However, when I nail down the mailing list so only subscribers can post
to it, all the traffic from the newsgroup is stopped. I don't want to have
to approve each message.. life is too short.
So... can anyone suggest how I can get the setup I'm looking for?
When I asked how I could do this when I first started running version
2.0.8 I was told, "don't worry about it, so what if the newsgroups can be
spammed through your server - there's tens of thousands of ways to
spam newsgroups, one more or less doesn't matter." It seems it
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