[Mailman-Users] Re: Please help - newsgroup gateway woes

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri May 23 06:52:55 CEST 2003

On Thursday, May 22, 2003, at 11:47 AM, Mike Avery wrote:

> IHere's where I am now.  If I don't do anything about security,
> anyonecan post to the mailing list and their posts also go to the
> newsgroup.  Which opens the newsgroup to spammers, and me to
> abuse from Spamcop and other people who are trying to minimize
> spam.
> If I restrict posting to the mailing list to only members, then all
> messages from the newsgroup are treated as messages from people
> who aren't subscribers.  Which means that they could be automatically
> discarded or held for my approval.  Neither option works for me.  I 
> don't
> have time to personally approve all the posts from the newsgroups.
> And even if I did, I could mess up and accidentally approve a post from
> a spammer that came through the mailing list.  I prefer to automate
> things.
> So, is there a setting I'm missing that will allow me to let only 
> members
> of the mailing list post to the mailing list, and let all messages 
> from the
> newsgroup be treated as if they were from members of the mailing list?

It's not supposed to work this way, so there really isn't any setting 
to change.  Messages taken from the newsgroup should not go through the 
normal moderation phase.  I don't know why it's happening for you, and 
I can't reproduce it in my own tests.

If you can do irc, then maybe we can hook up for a bit of an 
interactive debugging session some time tomorrow.  irc.freenode.net 

I'll be there on-and-off all day Friday.

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