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Hi,
we are using mailman 2.1.5 with Postfix. On our announce-only list we have subscribed all of our employees. This list is fully moderated, so when someone posts, the message waits for approving. That's fine. Now I need to have some users (3 mail addresses) of the subscribes, that can post to the list without moderation and waiting for approving from the moderator. Where can I specify these adresses? I do not use the mailman's web interface.

According to the posts I have found on google, this should be done by modifying the moderation bit on each user, but I cannot find where it could be done in the config file? The config file is the one obtained from the ./config_list -o list.conf MyList.
When I specify this in

owner = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']
moderator = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']

it does not help, the message from adr1 at ourdomain.cz waits for approving.

I set up this further settings:
default_member_moderation = True
member_moderation_action = 0
generic_nonmember_action = 3

I tried to setup the config like here http://www.modwest.com/help/kb13-195.html, but I think this is the case I have now - any message that came to the list is moderated, without exceptions. But I want these exceptions - some people can post without moderation.

Can anyone help me? If you want to know any other options I have in the config, let me know please.

Many thanks, Tomas

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  • Mark Sapiro at May 4, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    Tomas Macek wrote:
    we are using mailman 2.1.5 with Postfix. On our announce-only list we have subscribed all of our employees. This list is fully moderated, so when someone posts, the message waits for approving. That's fine. Now I need to have some users (3 mail addresses) of the subscribes, that can post to the list without moderation and waiting for approving from the moderator. Where can I specify these adresses? I do not use the mailman's web interface.

    According to the posts I have found on google, this should be done by modifying the moderation bit on each user, but I cannot find where it could be done in the config file?

    It can be done, but it is tricky. You have to call the list method to
    do it.

    The config file is the one obtained from the ./config_list -o list.conf MyList.
    When I specify this in

    owner = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']
    moderator = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']

    it does not help, the message from adr1 at ourdomain.cz waits for approving.

    You made these addresses both owner and moderator which is redundant
    and only means that they will receive notices for the owner/moderator.
    It has nothing to do with posting. Go to the FAQ wizard
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> and see FAQ's 3.27, 3.45
    and 3,60 for more on this.

    I set up this further settings:
    default_member_moderation = True
    member_moderation_action = 0
    generic_nonmember_action = 3

    I tried to setup the config like here http://www.modwest.com/help/kb13-195.html, but I think this is the case I have now - any message that came to the list is moderated, without exceptions. But I want these exceptions - some people can post without moderation.

    See FAQ 3.11 for our advice on this.

    Can anyone help me? If you want to know any other options I have in the config, let me know please.

    Why can't you use the web interface? If you can't use the web
    interface, you must be approving posts by email which means you know
    how to use the Approved: header. The best way to post to an announce
    list is to use the Approved: header with the list password in the
    post. If you do this, the post will not be held.

    If you allow certain, unmoderated members to post, anyone can post by
    spoofing their address. See FAQ 3.11 and 3.34 for more on this.

    If you still want to unmoderate a specific user, and you can't use the
    web, you can put the following 3 lines in input to config_list.

    from Mailman import mm_cfg
    mlist.setMemberOption('user at example.com', mm_cfg.Moderate, 0)
    del mm_cfg

    You can put additional mlist.setMemberOption() lines between the first
    one and the "del mm_cfg" line.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Tomas Macek at May 17, 2007 at 8:37 am

    Tomas Macek wrote:
    we are using mailman 2.1.5 with Postfix. On our announce-only list we have subscribed all of our employees. This list is fully moderated, so when someone posts, the message waits for approving. That's fine. Now I need to have some users (3 mail addresses) of the subscribes, that can post to the list without moderation and waiting for approving from the moderator. Where can I specify these adresses? I do not use the mailman's web interface.

    According to the posts I have found on google, this should be done by modifying the moderation bit on each user, but I cannot find where it could be done in the config file?

    It can be done, but it is tricky. You have to call the list method to
    do it.

    The config file is the one obtained from the ./config_list -o list.conf MyList.
    When I specify this in

    owner = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']
    moderator = ['adr1 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr2 at ourdomain.cz', 'adr3 at ourdomain.cz']

    it does not help, the message from adr1 at ourdomain.cz waits for approving.

    You made these addresses both owner and moderator which is redundant
    and only means that they will receive notices for the owner/moderator.
    It has nothing to do with posting. Go to the FAQ wizard
    <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> and see FAQ's 3.27, 3.45
    and 3,60 for more on this.

    I set up this further settings:
    default_member_moderation = True
    member_moderation_action = 0
    generic_nonmember_action = 3

    I tried to setup the config like here http://www.modwest.com/help/kb13-195.html, but I think this is the case I have now - any message that came to the list is moderated, without exceptions. But I want these exceptions - some people can post without moderation.

    See FAQ 3.11 for our advice on this.

    Can anyone help me? If you want to know any other options I have in the config, let me know please.

    Why can't you use the web interface?
    We don't want to use the web interface, because we don't want to have another software running on our mailserver - we understand it as another possible security hole.
    from Mailman import mm_cfg
    mlist.setMemberOption('user at example.com', mm_cfg.Moderate, 0)
    del mm_cfg
    This works, I used this, thanks!

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