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Subject: Re: How do I create "Locked" List
From: Marc Grober <mgrober @ AHFC . STATE . AK . US>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 10:06:51 -0800
To: "Majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . com" <Majordomo-users @ GreatCircle . COM>
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A bit of a twist, but you can set up an authors list that is open to 
authors only (restrict_post points to the list name) and closed and then 
set up your newsletter list with restrict_post pointed to the authors 
list. This gives the most bang for the buck. You can manage the authors 
list and your authors can use their own list... and at the same time the 
authors list also serves as the list of posters for your newsletter

Adam Faris wrote:

> 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.
> Adam
> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Kevin Hunter []
> Sent:	Tuesday, October 09, 2001 5:54 AM
> To:
> 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
> additional information.
> I'm running version 1.94.4 on a FreeBSD 4.2 box.
> Thx in advance!!!
> KH

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