ezmlm-gate - Gate posts depending on message SENDER
ezmlm-gate [-cCmMpPrRsSvV] dir [moddir1] [moddir2 ...]
ezmlm-gate checks if SENDER is in it least one of the sub-
scriber lists with base directory moddir1, moddir2, etc.
If it is, the message is posted via ezmlm-send to the list
in dir. If not, the message is sent for moderation via
If moddir1 is not specified, dir is used.
Passed on to ezmlm-store(1) and ezmlm-send(1).
-cCrR Passed on to ezmlm-send(1).
-v Display version information.
-V Display version information.
Other options are passed on if appropriate for exe-
cution of ezmlm-store or ezmlm-send. ezmlm-store
and ezmlm-send have non-overlapping options.
ezmlm-gate is best used if you want to restrict posts to a
set of addresses using SENDER checks. Obviously, this is
not secure, but it can help quite a bit to keep garbage
off the list. For more secure setups, see ezmlm-store(1).
Set up the list with a ezmlm-gate line in dir/editor and
touch dir/modpost. Add the moderator(s) (usually the list
ezmlm-sub dir/mod moderator@host
This will via ezmlm-send directly distribute all posts
from subscriber addresses and send out the rest for moder-
ation to the moderator(s) via ezmlm-store. To test sev-
eral subscriber databases, e.g. the list and the list-
digest subscribers, add the corresponding list directories
to the ezmlm-gate command line.
This can be expanded to include users that post from
addresses other than the one they are subscribed as: just
create another directory 'addl', and a 'subscribers' sub-
directory of it, and add 'addl' to the ezmlm-gate command
line. Now just add all problem addresses to the 'addl'
address database using ezmlm-sub. The entire point is
that post from subscribers of any union of list go
through, posts from identified 'aliases' go through and
all others go for approval to the list owner. Thus, legit-
imate users are never rejected and 'aliases' rapidly iden-
tified by the owner/moderator and their handling automated
one by one, by simply adding them to 'addl'.
ezmlm(5), ezmlm-issubn(1), ezmlm-send(1), ezmlm-store(1)
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