[Mailman-Users] Mailman Approved: header
dag at wieers.com
Wed Apr 7 14:37:37 CEST 2010
For the RPMforge project (and for various other organizations) I set up
subversion to use svn-mailer to send out commits to a mailinglist.
Since we have been getting our vast amount of spam targetting this list as
well (using forged email addresses) I today looked at the Approved:
header, which is a way for Mailman to authorize certain posts without
However svn-mailer only allows to add custom headers prepended with "X-"
according to RFC 2822. And today that caused me to publicize our Mailman
password to the list by accident while testing ;-)
Which leaves us two options if we want to be able to make Mailman and
svn-mailer work together for the Approved: header.
- Allow svn-mailer to add custom headers without prepending with "X-",
so that we can add the Approved: header using the configuration file.
- Make Mailman accept X-Approved: as well as Approved: headers.
To be honest, I see a benefit in both solutions and my preference would be
to accept each of these modifications in both svn-mailer and Mailman.
For myself, I patched svn-mailer to not prepend "X-", but I prefer a
solution that is accepted by upstream for others.
-- dag wieers, dag at wieers.com, http://dag.wieers.com/ --
[Any errors in spelling, tact or fact are transmission errors]
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