[Mailman-Users] Emergency mail to everyone?

Paul Tomblin ptomblin at xcski.com
Wed Jan 17 17:02:30 CET 2007

Quoting Mark Sapiro (msapiro at value.net):
> Paul Tomblin wrote:
> >And so one thing i'm looking at 
> >would be a way to send an announcement to all the lists on my server.   I 
> >understand that you can send mail to a list with an x-approved with the 
> >list password, but can you do the same with the admin password?
> If by admin password, you mean the site password, then No.
> You can include an Approve: or Approved: (not X-Approved:) header with
> either the list admin or list moderator password to get the message
> unconditionally accepted. You cannot use the site password for this.
> This is intentional to discourage sending the site password in the
> clear in email.

You mean that if people used the Approve: header that Mailman doesn't
strip it out before it sends it?  That seems like a huge security hole.

Is there a command line tool to approve messages?

Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com> http://blog.xcski.com/
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