[Mailman-Users] non-subscriber managed to post to asubscriber onlylist

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Tue Jan 27 14:19:05 CET 2009

On Mon, 2009-01-26 at 16:03 -0600, Barry Finkel wrote:
>> We had a case last week when someone sent mail with a spoofed
>>      "From: ...."
>> line that contained the e-mail address of the list owner.

I also wrote:

>> In our case, the list owner temporarily moderated his e-mail address.

And Lindsay Haisley <fmouse-mailman at fmp.com> replied:

>Unless the list owner is also a subscriber with his/her mod flag turned
>off, the fact that something is posted from an owner or moderator
>address carries no weight with Mailman.  I have to deal with this all
>the time with distribution-only lists which have everyone's moderator
>flag turned off, and the customer gets a new mail admin staffer who
>doesn't understand how to use the list, and even though they're listed
>as list owner they can't post until they subscribe and unset their mod
>flag (or use an Approved: pseudo-header).

The list owner is subscribed and is an active participant in the list.
If the list owner had not been subscribed, he could not have 
temporarily moderated his e-mail address.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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