I'm trying to do a similar setup. We want to send a newsletter to a group
of people, but we only want the authors of the newsletter to submit to the
group. I am aware of a kludge, and maybe someone can share the preferred
method. If you look in the (NameOfListHere).config, you will find an entry
called "restrict_post". Point this entry to a file, and make sure to
include the path. The name of the file is irrelevant.
restrict_post = /my/path/to/lists/dir/NameOfListHere.allow
Create a file containing email addresses that have permission to post.
This file should have the same name and path that the restrict_post
variable points to. The addresses in the file should be separated by
either colons or a space.
Once again, I'm aware that this method is not a preferred method, and it
even states this in the config file. This will work, and get you by until
someone can share the proper method. I'm suspecting it has something to do
with the aliases file and the resend command, but that's just a hunch.
From: Kevin Hunter [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:54 AM
Subject: How do I create "Locked" List
I would like to create a mailing list where anyone can join w/o
approval, but only the owner of the list can send messages. I also
don't want anyone in the list, except the owner, to be able to get a
list of who else is on the list.
I have set the various <command>_access commands to "closed". I
think that takes care of the list members being able to see who's on
the list. I'm not sure what to set to restrict posts to the list to
only the owner. The FAQ doesn't cover this and I cannot find any
I'm running version 1.94.4 on a FreeBSD 4.2 box.
Thx in advance!!!