[Mailman-Users] Moderation and Whitelisting

Derek J. Balling deballing at vassar.edu
Fri Jul 27 18:29:15 CEST 2007

Is there any way to have *one concise* place for "Who is able to send  
to a list"?

We have some campus-wide lists. Sometimes the people who can send to  
them are members of the list. Sometimes they're not. Sometimes they  
are members and then later vanish from the list automatically, even  
though they still have the right to post to them (e.g., if they move  
from one building to another, but they are able to send to all the  
auto-populated building-specific mailing lists).

This whole "having to look to see if they're a member, in which case  
we want to turn off their mod bit, otherwise, go and manually add them  
to the whitelist" routine, well, frankly it sucks.

Ideal would be to have the value of "accept_these_nonmembers" also  
work if the person listed is a member (and maybe someday simply call  
it "accept_these_posters_always" or something like that).

Has anyone either [a] figured out some cool function of Mailman that  
we're missing, or [b] come up with an easy hack to mailman to allow it  
to use that value for member posters as well as nonmember?



Derek J. Balling
Manager of Systems Administration
Vassar College
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Box 0406 - Computer Center 229
Poughkeepsie, NY 12604
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