[Mailman-Users] approving messages once for many lists?

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Oct 20 17:18:50 CEST 2004

--On Wednesday, October 20, 2004 4:07 pm +0100 martin moriarty 
<mm7 at cs.ucc.ie> wrote:

> Hi there,
> Didnt see this one in the faqs so thought I'd ask.
> We run mailman very successfully in a university environment. We have
> quite a few lists at the moment. One issue we have is that:
> If someone sends a message to say undergraduates at blah.com ( which points
> to 4 mailman moderated lists, year1, year2 year3 and year4) then as it
> stands we have to approve the samemessage 4 times, once for each group.
> Is there a way to structure/create the lists so that it is approved just
> once for all lists? Probably not possible, but worth asking, I think.
> Regards and many thanks
> Martin

Yes, set the lists such that they accept mail from the umbrella list, 
unmoderated. Privacy options...sender filters...List of non-member 
addresses whose postings should be  automatically accepted

Moderate the umbrella list.

I think that should work. Otherwise, open the list, bar postings from 
outside your domain, and deal with abuse if and when it arises. You 
probably won't get much.

Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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