[Mailman-Users] Bypass List Moderation

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Jan 21 21:36:25 CET 2007

Karl Zander wrote:
>It is possible to get around list moderation? We have a 
>closed, moderated list. There is only one list 
>administrator. He claims he did not approve a message that 
>was sent on to the list.
>Is it possible to craft a message that already contains 
>X-Mailman-Approved-At: header and get by moderation?

That header is informational only. Including it in a post won't affect
moderation or other holds. You can bypass moderation by including a

Approved: password

header where password is either the admin or moderator password.

You probably checked, but is the sender of the post a moderated member?

>Are there logs of moderations actions?

Holds and approvals of held messages are logged in Mailman's vette log.

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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