[Mailman-Users] Approved: password header!

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Fri Aug 7 16:19:29 CEST 2009

On Aug 7, 2009, at 12:08 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> The idea is to require the square brackets so a mere "approved:" in  
> the
> subject (such as this message) doesn't trigger a match. We only match
> if we find "Approve:" or "Approved:" followed by a single "word"
> inside the square brackets and then we remove the brackets and their
> contents.

As a comparison, Launchpad's code review process allows for commands  
in the body of the message.  It looks for specific commands prepended  
by a space.  I don't particularly like that approach though because  
the space can be hard to see.

Wrapping the Approve pseudo-header in brackets might be okay, though  
ideally, I think Mailman should maintain a set of OpenPGP public keys  
and do approval matching based on that.  Yes, I know that signing  
messages is problematic for a lot of people, but it would certainly be  
less ambiguous on Mailman's side.

I think anytime Mailman has to go trolling inside the body of the  
message, we're in trouble.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: PGP.sig
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 832 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/attachments/20090807/e9b14005/attachment.pgp>

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list