[Mailman-Users] Totally unmoderated user???

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Thu Mar 16 17:12:45 CET 2006

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Daniel Hawker wrote:
> >
> >I would like to have a couple of my members to be able to be completely
> >unmoderated and hence be able to bypass this limit. I trust they won't
> >send anything truly silly, however they send out regular information
> >packs (around 2-300k) that obviously get caught by the system.
> There is no way to do this via list configuration. You can set a
> moderator password if there isn't one already, and give the password
> to these people. If you don't want them to receive regular
> 'moderation' notices, you don't have to add them to the moderator list.
> Once these people have the password, they can approve their own posts
> or they can pre-approve them by putting an Approved: header or first
> body line in the post they send to the list.
> Of course, they can also approve/reject/discard any other pending
> moderator requests via the admindb interface.

I've been looking for a way to do this for a while, what I came up with
using current Mailman functionality is bascally moderating everyone
except who you want to be able to talk. In most cases a broken solution,
but hey - it works.

One could argue though that letting anything be automatically unmoderated
on a moderated list is a bad idea, as email spoofing is one of the main
vulnerabilities in Mailman, as well as.. erm.. SMTP? :)

In other words, I agree with Mark but it is *possible* if you are ready
for some pain.


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> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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