[Mailman-Users] authorized to a moderated list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Dec 17 21:36:28 EST 2018

On 12/17/18 6:17 PM, Bernie Cosell wrote:
> i have a list that only a few people are allowed to post to.  I had done this by 
> putting everyone on the list to "MOD" and put the handful of people authorized 
> to post into the OK addresses field on the general tab.   It turns out that one of the 
> authorized people is also ON the list, and I discovered that the MOD setting in 
> the membership list overrides the authorized field on the general tab.

It is not clear to me what you are talking about. What Mailman
package/version is this? What "general tab"?

> I'd like to be able to manage the authorized posters separately from the 
> subscribed posters.  Is there a way to do that?   [my idea here is that it is easy to 
> see all the 'authorized' addresses because they're in one place [on the general 
> tab].  Much easier than finding all of the non-MOD entries on the list and then 
> adding to it the unsubscribed-but -authorized addresses from the general tab.
> Is there a way to do that?

First, allowing authorized members to post by setting them unmoderated
is not secure. People receiving the posts know who the authorized
posters are and can easily post by spoofing an authorized address.

See the FAQ at <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030685> and the "How to post to
the announcement list:" section for Mailman 2.1.  Similar things exist
for Mailman 3.

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

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list