[Mailman-Users] List Woes
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Fri Sep 24 10:56:18 CEST 2004
At 10:58 PM -0700 2004-09-23, John W. Baxter wrote:
> That takes care of only "authorized addresses" sending the list. Without
> help from your mail system, it doesn't do much for preventing the forging of
> mail from the authorized addresses.
True enough. Out of the box, Mailman does not have any
cryptographic authentication mechanisms to verify that a given person
really did send a particular message.
> You don't actually have to solve that problem until it happens (unless you
> fear the first instance will create a "hostile workplace" situation)...then
> require moderation until you come up with a better solution.
I understand that there is a patch to add PGP authentication (see
and there may be other alternatives for similar integration as well.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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