[Mailman-Users] annoucement list question

texas critter texascritter at ditb.net
Sun Apr 18 19:53:58 CEST 2004

Tony Rice wrote:

> How can I configure a list of approved posters and discard everything
> else?  For an added challenge, I've got to do this through cpanel.

Go to your list's admin interface in your browser and log in.

First set everyone to Moderated by going to the Membership list and scroll
down to Additional Member Tasks and set "Set everyone's moderation bit,
including those members not currently visible" to On > Save Changes.

Then if there's any members you do want to allow to post, find them in the
membership list and uncheck their box in the "mod" column > Save Changes.

Then go to Privacy Options > Sender Filters:

For "Action to take when a moderated member posts to the list", select
"Discard" (or leave it at Hold if you want to check each message).

If there's non-members you want to allow to post, in the box for "List of
non-member addresses whose postings should be automatically accepted" and
enter the email addresses there for non-members who can post.

Then scroll down to "Action to take for postings from non-members for which
no explicit action is defined" and select "Discard".

Save Changes.

One caveat - I've run into a bug[1] in Mailman lately where members' posts
are rejected or held for approval with a message that they're not members.
So if you have members that you want to allow to post, in addition to
unchecking their "mod" box, you may want to also put their email addresses
in the "non-members whose postings should be accepted" box as well.

[1] I suspect this bug is limited to cPanel's version of Mailman, it
started happening after a cPanel update even tho Mailman wasn't updated.

texas critter

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