# > # If $pre_hdr is 1, and the next line of input is not a blank line, the
# > # variable $in_hdr is set to 1. This is flawed, as in this situation, the
# > # ...
# > # ...
# > No, that's exactly what I designed it to do; sorry if that's not clear
# > from the documentation in the comments. If the "Approved:" line is in
# > the body of a message, it should be followed by the whole message
# > being approved, both headers and body, not just by the body of the
# > message being approved.
# Hmmm... Ok, I think then, that I'm simply trying to use it in a way that
# wasn't intended...
# I was using it in the sense that anyone who knew the password was able
# to post to the list, simply by *manually* entering the 'Approved:' line
# as the first line in his post. This fits our situation well, hence my
# mental leap...
# Basically, we want to have a group of moderators, who may not really
# be associated with each other in any way, have the ability to approve
# a request to a list. The paradigm of having a message bounce and go to
# a (single) moderator for approval doesn't work well in this situation.
It goes to a single _alias_ (whatever is specified by the "-f"
argument, or the "-request" address for the list, if there is no "-f"
argument specified). There's no reason that this alias can't expand
to multiple people, all of which know the "Approved:" password and can
# For instance, say we have a list called 'allemp' that includes all (>500)
# employees. We want people at the department manager level to be able to
# approve posts to the list (or post to the list themselves without getting
# approval), so we can't rely on a single moderator...
You might also be interested in the "-I" flag which was just added to
"resend" in the last couple of releases. Basicly, "-I" lets you
specify a file with a list of addresses in it; only those addresses
can send to the list, unless there's a valid "Approved:" line. So, if
you have a "-I" argument (and no "-A" argument; that would require
approval for everything) and list your managers' email addresses in a
file, then mail sent by the managers will be processed and mail sent
by others will be bounced to the list owner (which might be an
individual, or the list of managers, or some other list of people) who
can decide whether or not to "approve" the posting.
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