On 2001-12-07 (Friday) at 14:27:45 +0100, ?ukasz Grochal wrote: > Wichert Akkerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > Previously Jaakko Niemi wrote: > >> If you are reading this, I screwed up. > > > > What are you trying to do? Being able to post to this list has > > some merits. > > Are you really sure that there are any reasons to permit posting > from accounts that are _not_ subscribed to the list? And if so - not > to restrict those to a group of just few, automatically moderating > out any other? I personally do not see any and I believe this is what > the whole problem is about. And in listar, this is controlled by > (surprise!) _one_ configuration variable (and perhaps some |DIAGNOSTIC| > subscriber flags). I doubt it is more complicated in whatever-sort- > -of-mailing-list-software-this-list-uses. I believe Debian's lists use SmartList in which case all that needs doing is to make sure "foreign_submit" is unset in rc.custom for the list (i.e. it's mentioned on a line on it's own with no following value). I've been emailing listmaster (which turned out to be Jaakko Niemi) off-list requesting this behaviour to reduce spam, it looks like he might be trying to implement it. This setting will allow subscribers to post to the list but not non-subscribers (including spammers). Mark.
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