[Mailman-Users] eMailing a members only list from a known locationwith out verifying members.

Grant Taylor gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Thu Dec 18 16:43:05 CET 2008

On 12/18/08 09:19, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Yes.


> If you use Mailman's news -> mail gateway to gate messages from a 
> news group on a news server to the Mailman list. you won't have this 
> problem.

I'm trying to not use Mailman's news to email gateway because of its 
"polling" aspect.  I can have my news server "push" new messages to 
Mailman in a more timely and more efficiency manner.

> If the message to Mailman contains a
> Approved: password
> header where password is the list admin or list moderator password, 
> all the normal holds and moderation checks except header_filter_rules 
> will be bypassed. The header will be removed before the message is 
> distributed.

Ok...  That might work.  It's good to know that the header is removed 
and not accidentally exposed to the mailing list (for those that would 

> Note that this has nothing to do with mm-handler or other delevery to 
> mailman method. Even with mm-handler, delivery to Mailman is still 
> via the mail/mailman wrapper, so mm-handler has no way to manipulate 
> the message's metadata which is initialized by the post script 
> invoked by the wrapper.

Ok.  I said "mm-handler" as an idea, not specifically that script. 
"Mm-handler" just happened to be what I use as a mailer in Sendmail so 
that is what came to mind.

Is there an option that can be passed to mail/mailman that does what I'm 
asking for?

Grant. . . .

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