>>>>> "jb" == jim barchuk <email@example.com> writes:
jb> Only one person publishes the newsletter. It is not a 'discussion'
Right, but that doesn't require that it be moderated. I run my
announcement lists semi-moderated, because the people making the
announcements don't want to bother pre-approving messages and I don't want
to have to approve them after the fact.
jb> I hesitate to use any feature that says '# This mechanism will be
jb> replaced in a future version of majordomo/resend.', and might not work
jb> next week.
Then you count yourself out of a useful mechanism. The feature has been
there and stable for some number of years and is not going away any time
soon. The mechanism by which you specify restrict-post files will probably
change in some future version, but I intend to provide enough backwards
jb> 1st I never would have guessed that. Doc says 'Approved: password in
jb> first line of message', and 'header' is not 'message'.
I don't know what 'Doc' you're reading; list-owner-info says:
If you decide that the message is OK and should not have been bounced, then
you can cause Majordomo to post it anyway by sending the message back to
the posting address (NOT to the Majordomo address) with a special
"Approved: password" header. There are two ways to do this; the method you
and goes on to discuss Approved: in the headers and Approved: in the body.
jb> 2nd Without some stripping process the password would be passed on in
jb> the header of the outgoing msg? Dunno, unless it really would be
jb> handled same as 'message password' and appropriately stripped.
Of course it is stripped; people use this method of approval all the time
and we wouldn't just leave the header in there to reveal the password to
jb> 3rd Unless absolutely necessary I don't wanna need to teach users new
jb> tricks just to get a list to work. This one moderator is someone who
jb> asked me 'what's uuencode?'. Good guy, but shouldn't need to learn to
jb> jump through hoops just to attach a file to a message. Also, if this
jb> ever happens again, I have to teach every new moderator how to do it.
Huh? Did you want the solution to the problem or not? You of course have
to teach them the solution to the problem (i.e. how to properly approve
messages). Majordomo requires Approved: in the headers or the first line
of the body. Period. Using a mailer which cannot do this just is not
going to work without pain (or hacking).
Hopefully your procmail script will work for you.