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Subject: Re: noadvertise and restrict_post
From: Virtual Joe <jduche @ creighton . edu>
Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 09:10:46 -0600 (CST)
To: Kerry Jones <k . jones @ pearl . aims . gov . AU>
Cc: majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM
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On Mon, 3 Feb 1997, Kerry Jones wrote:

> 2. We have a problem with outsiders mailing to our internal mailing
> lists... Is there an easy way to stop this?? Ideally I would like to allow
> all users with an email address like * to email to the list.

You might do one of two things:

a) you could create a regexp taboo_header that negates anyone but the
* addresses:


This should bounce any email from sites other than * to the
listowner. I have not tested this much, but it did seem to work.

b) To just allow list members to post, use restrict_post and include the
filename of the list itself:

restrict_post       = /majordomo/lists/listname

If the address does not appear in the file (which is the list of
subscribers) the message bounces to listowner. Be sure to include the full
path to the file.

There were also some earlier posts to this list that mentioned changing
the listname-outgoing to something more singular, like listname-dumpit,
but you'll have to have access to the aliases file to make those changes.

Good luck!

*:  Joe Ducharme             :* 
*:  Creighton University         Omaha, NE USA  68178      :*  
*:  <<Virtual Joe  -=>>> :*
*: "Time flies like an arrow, Fruit flies like a banana."  :*

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