[Mailman-Users] Re: how-to make announce-like mail list: several write, all other read only

Jeff Barger jeff at look.net
Thu Jun 10 17:14:52 CEST 2004

On Jun 10, 2004, at 7:36 AM, Dmitry V. Sukhodoev wrote:

> Brad Knowles писал(а):
>>>  i have successfully installed Mailman 2.1.5 and this works funny.  
>>> now i
>>>  need make mailing list with news/announces, where will can post only
>>>  selected people and all other only read this list.
>>>  i have found only one possible way to do this - to make all users
>>> moderated, and process all their messages by moderator, before it  
>>> posted
>>>  to lists.
>> 	That's basically the method recommended by  
>> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py? 
>> req=show&file=faq03.011.htp>.
> thanks for link, i will use it now. there have some interesting info:  
> "A
> more secure alternative is for your approved posters to add an Approved
> header to their postings as a header, or as the first line of the  
> post)."
> i have been try add "Approved: <list_admin_pwd>" as first line in  
> message.
> its cuted off by Mailman, but message still moves to list admins for
> approving. whats wrong?

I wouldn't recommend trying to use the Approved: <pass> method in the  
body like that, only as part of the headers. If the mail client decides  
to encode a Approved: line in the body and then you let the message  
through you might expose the list password to the list membership  


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