[Mailman-Users] How can i make a list public so people who are not subcribed can send a message?

Mike Brudenell pmb1 at york.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 13:01:26 CET 2007

Greetings -

On 13 Mar 2007, at 10:09, TRON478 wrote:

> i need the following scenario:
> someone should be able to send to the list while he is not  
> subscribed to the
> list.
> This seems to works, but the list admin must approve this. Is it  
> possible
> WITHOUT approval?

If you want ALL non-members to be able to post to the list then  
change the setting which is currently telling Mailman to put messages  
from non-members on hold until they are approved:

Go to the list's management pages, then
--> Privacy Options
--> Sender filters
--> Change "Action to take for postings from non-members for which no  
explicit action is defined. (Details for generic_nonmember_action)"  
setting from "Hold" to "Accept".

Then sit back and wait for spammers to find your list's address:  
their junk will then be immediately distributed to all the list's  
members.  :-}

Alternatively if you only want SOME non-members to be able to post to  
the list then, on the same page as above, put their e-mail addresses  
into the "List of non-member addresses whose postings should be  
automatically accepted. (Details for accept_these_nonmembers)" text  
box.  You can use regular expressions here if you wish.

...And just hope the spammers don't happen to forge messages to your  
list as being from one of these addresses.  :-}

Mike B-)

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