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  • From: "Malcolm Waltz" <address@concealed>
  • To: "Miles Fidelman" <address@concealed>, <address@concealed>
  • Subject: RE: [sympa-users] Specific List Moderation Question
  • Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:03:54 -0700

Hi Miles,

Thanks, I will probably use this technique in the future. I haven't
tested it yet, but I think that is what I've been looking for (and
probably what Bob Beer was looking for).

It occurs to me though that you could use:

is_subscriber([listname]-allowed-senders,[sender]) smtp,smime,md5

... and save it to a _new_ scenario file. This way you could make it
work for any list.

I still hope for built-in per user moderation in a future version of
Sympa, but this helps a bunch.

Thanks again,
Malcolm Waltz

-----Original Message-----
From: address@concealed [mailto:address@concealed] On
Behalf Of Miles Fidelman
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2010 12:35 PM
To: address@concealed
Subject: Re: [sympa-users] Specific List Moderation Question

> I have a need for several moderated lists. Currently there are no
> moderators defined for these lists and send is set to moderated even
> the moderators. The list owners do the moderation. The situation I
> would like to inquire about is how could I add one or more persons
> could send to these several lists without having the list owners
> to moderate the message.
one way to do this is to set up two lists:
1. the "real" one containing everybody on the list - set up as a
standard, moderated list
2. another list, not used to send mail, but just to hold the names of
people allowed to send un-moderated messages

then, assuming the lists are named "list" and "list-allowed-senders:"

3. go into the admin interface for the "real" list (i.e., "list")
and track down to edit-list-config>sending/receiving setup

4. in the box titled "who can send messages" (where you set the list as
moderated), click on "scenario source"

5. insert a line along the lines of

is_subscriber(list-allowed-senders,[sender]) smtp,smime,md5
(note that lines are executed in the order listed, so put this before
the line that send the message to a moderator)

and hit save

You're telling sympa to take any messages, sent by addresses subscribe
to list-allowed-senders to send unmoderated messages to "list"

I actually do this in reverse for one list - using a similar scenario to

modify new, and/or troublesome subscribers to an otherwise unmoderated

Hope this helps,

Miles Fidelman

In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
In<fnord> practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra

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