[Mailman-Users] Totally unmoderated user???

Daniel Hawker Daniel.Hawker at animal.co.uk
Thu Mar 16 17:28:17 CET 2006


-----Original Message-----
From: Gadi Evron [mailto:ge at linuxbox.org] 
Sent: 16 March 2006 16:13
To: Mark Sapiro
Cc: Daniel Hawker; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Totally unmoderated user???

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
> 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.


> -- 

Hi Gadi,

Thanks for that, it seems like I'll have to either live with it as it or
experiment with having the one or two members self moderating.

Thanks again for your help.


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