[Mailman-Users] Allowing posting to list "A" by members of list "B"?
mark at msapiro.net
Wed Feb 20 02:36:18 CET 2008
Beau James wrote:
>We sometimes have related but distinct mailing lists, e.g. one
>for coaches and one for referees in the same league. Both lists
>We'd like to turn on the flag to allow postings (still moderated)
>only by members of the list. For the usual reason: SPAMmers
>are overwhelming the volunteer list moderators.
>At the same time, we'd like to allow member of the related list
>still to be able to post (postings still to be moderated). That
>is, we'd like the members of list "A" to be allowed to post to
>list "B", without registering as members of list "B".
There is a patch at
which is included in the Mailman 2.1.10 base. This enables putting
list B in one of list A's *_these_nonmembers via the syntax @listb.
With Mailman 2.1.10 or with the patch in prior versions, you can put
@listb in lista's hold_these_nonmembers to accomplish what you want.
Note that you don't want to use accept_these_nonmembers, as that will
>(Assuming both the mailing list memberships and the allowed
>posters lists are stored in files, one could create a script
>and cron job to periodically sync/merge the membership of list
>"A" into the "allowed posters" of list "B". Unfortunately, we
>do not have that kind of shell access to the our list server.)
>Any hints on how one might best accomplish this?
It's as simple as installing the patch or upgrading to Mailman 2.1.10
(currently in beta with a release candidate due soon). All you need to
do is convince your provider to do it.<wink>
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