[Mailman-Users] Mailman and Gmane ?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jan 22 05:17:32 CET 2010

John Fitzsimons wrote:
>Worked perfectly ! Thank you. Is this all you need ?
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>Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2010 13:09:44 -0000
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This message was delivered by email from Gmane to mailman. It was
apperently posted via NNTP to Gmane by the poster and then mailed by
Gmane to the list.

Here are the relevant things.

The envelope is from gcf-mylist at m.gmane.org
The Sender: is news <news at ger.gmane.org>
The From: is "poster" <poster at hotmail.com>

Presumably either gcf-mylist at m.gmane.org or news at ger.gmane.org is a
member of your list. Most likely gcf-mylist at m.gmane.org as
news at ger.gmane.org seems more generic.

Here's what you do:

On Privacy options... -> Sender filters, set
- member_moderation_action to Hold to start, later you can set it to
Discard, but don't set it to Reject.
- generic_nonmember_action to Hold or Discard.

On Membership Management... -> Membership List check the mod box for
the gmane member. Then make sure all authorized posters are list
members and their mod box is unchecked.

On General Options, set respond_to_post_requests to No, at least as
long as member_moderation_action is Hold. This is to avoid confusing
Gmane be sending stuff back to it.

Then when a post arrives, the From is checked first, and if it is from
an unmoderated member, the post goes to the list. If it is from a
non-member, the envelope sender and Sender: headers are checked and
one of these (presumably just gcf-mylist at m.gmane.org) is a moderated
member so the post is dealt with per member_moderation_action.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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