[Mailman-Users] Weirdness

Lawrence Bowie ldb at freestandards.org
Sat Jan 28 15:59:16 CET 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Lawrence Bowie wrote:
>> OK .. Here is the reason it says ..
>> 	Reason:  	Post by non-member to a members-only list
>> but he is a member of the list. Are headers necessary for you guys to see?
> What is the subscribed address?
> What are the following headers in the message
> From:
> Reply-To:
> Sender:
> Return-Path:
> and the From_ separator in a mailbox file if any.
> And have you made any changes to the default
> SENDER_HEADERS = ('from', None, 'reply-to', 'sender')
> (above from Defaults.py)

Here are my settings .. USE_ENVELOPE_SENDER description is seemingly the problem 
I am having. But I have it set to, "No". ... Maybe I am interpreting it wrong ..

# When allowing only members to post to a mailing list, how is the sender of
# the message determined?  If this variable is set to Yes, then first the
# message's envelope sender is used, with a fallback to the sender if there is
# no envelope sender.  Set this variable to No to always use the sender.
# The envelope sender is set by the SMTP delivery and is thus less easily
# spoofed than the sender, which is typically just taken from the From: header
# and thus easily spoofed by the end-user.  However, sometimes the envelope
# sender isn't set correctly and this will manifest itself by postings being
# held for approval even if they appear to come from a list member.  If you
# are having this problem, set this variable to No, but understand that some
# spoofed messages may get through.

# Membership tests for posting purposes are usually performed by looking at a
# set of headers, passing the test if any of their values match a member of
# the list.  Headers are checked in the order given in this variable.  The
# value None means use the From_ (envelope sender) header.  Field names are
# case insensitive.
SENDER_HEADERS = ('from', None, 'reply-to', 'sender')


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