[Linux-aus] Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender

Christopher Yeoh cyeoh at samba.org
Wed Mar 24 09:49:01 UTC 2004

At 2004/3/24 12:07+1100  jess at crecom.com.au writes:
> > using such technologies.
> > What's the rationale behind allowing anybody to post, anyway?
> If it weren't for this policy someone like me would be unable to join this
> discussion... I'm currently fighting with a misconfigured Mutt on my
> personal account, and am unable to post from the email address that I am
> subscribed under. In fact, I'm sending this email from work...

This used to be a very good reason for not changing mailing lists to
subscriber only posting. However, recent versions of mailman allow for
whitelisting of specific email addresses that aren't subscribed. Eg.
when a non subscriber posts, the moderators can drop or approve (with
the option of the source email address being approved permanently) the

This does require a group of people to volunteer to moderate non
subscriber posts, but it has worked well on a few lists I'm on (the
spam level has dropped to zero).

cyeoh at samba.org

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