[Mailman-Users] Enable moderated list to always accept someemails?
msapiro at value.net
Thu Aug 24 04:08:01 CEST 2006
Matt England wrote:
>At 8/11/2006 08:57 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:
>>You could have the mail2forum software add an appropriate "Approved:"
>>header to the message, and that would go through.
>Ok, so I've researched how to do this (and it appears as simple as adding
>an "Approved: <list-admin-password>" header to the outgoing email of
>mail2forum.com), but said implementation requires me to embed, in clear
>text, the list admin password in the mail2forum software sitting on my
>webserver. Not cool.
>Whilelisting the email address doesn't work either, because the From: email
>address is different per forum poster.
If USE_ENVELOPE_SENDER = Yes in mm_cfg.py, the address checked against
the whitelist (accept_these_nonmembers) is the address in the Sender:
header if any. This may help.
>The best answer I can see is to patch Mailman somehow to have it allow the
>header unique to Mail2forum. Could anyone provide me any ideas how
>where/how to best apply this patch? Should I post this to the devs list?
No need to post to Mailman-Developers. Use a custom handler. See
The handler needs to be inserted in the pipeline somewhere before
Moderate, but immediately before or after Approve seems the logical
place. Look at Mailman/Handlers/Approve.py for an idea of what to do.
You could just patch Approve.py, but then you have to reapply the patch
after any update. A custom handler installed per the FAQ will survive
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