[License-review] New settings for license-review

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Wed Jun 1 20:30:14 UTC 2016

Quoting John Cowan (cowan at mercury.ccil.org):

> What's wrong with asking such people to subscribe?  I submit that anyone
> who can't subscribe to a mailing list nowadays, with all the Web
> interfaces, shouldn't be submitting licenses.

The good news, there, is that postings from those who don't subscribe
will not (if I guess correctly) be discarded or rejected, just held in
the Mailman admin queue for manual scrutiny.

Such a message can be manually approved and the listadmin at the same
time check the accompanying...

   [  ] Add [sending address] to one of these sender filters:
   ( ) Accepts  ( ) Holds  ( ) Rejects  ( ) Discards

...checkbox -- taking care, of course, to choose the 'Accepts' radio
button.  From that time onwards, postings from that address go through
without time in the admin queue, as checking the checkbox adds the
sending address to the roster of 'List of non-member addresses whose
postings should be automatically accepted' (Privacy options, Sender

So, the delay of mail from a non-subscribed address need only be a
one-time thing.

(Be advised that a non-subscribed address being on the 'List of
non-member addresses whose postings should be automatically accepted'
roster results in Mailman exempting postings arriving from that address
from _all_ content rules, e.g., 'Maximum length in kilobytes (KB) of a
message body' (General Options).  So, use with discretion.)

And, why, yes, I am a GNU Mailman administrator.

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