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From sebb <>
Subject Re: [ML] Please state that the mail was approved and that the author is not subscribed to the ML
Date Wed, 09 May 2012 02:51:18 GMT
On 9 May 2012 02:01, Larry Gusaas <> wrote:
> On 2012-05-08 4:32 PM  Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>> Am 05/09/2012 12:07 AM, schrieb Simon Phipps:
>>> On 8 May 2012, at 22:55, Marcus (OOo) wrote:
>>>> When you as ML moderator approve a post to a mailing list, please can
>>>> you also state that the author is not subscribed to the ML and that
>>>> everybody who wants to replay has to CC'ing the author?
>>>> This would be very helpful from the start of the first posting.
>>> As a moderator, I am not aware of any way to do this; the moderator has
>>> no means to add a comment to an approved posting. It is possible to tell
>>> from the message headers that a message has been moderated, so perhaps you
>>> could add a rule/macro to your mail client to add the originator as a cc on
>>> any reply when this header is present?
>> I remember that it was possible with the old OOo mailing lists. I cannot
>> believe that this is gone even when here a different ML service is working.
>> ;-)
>> If you can tell me how to do it in Thnderbird I can give it a try.
>> Marcus
> Messages from an unsubscribed poster contain the following header:
> Delivered-To: moderator for
> You can create a filter on this header with Thunderbird for emails. If you
> follow this list as a newsgroup using, as I do, you can't create a filter.
> There were many complaints on the old OOo lists about allowing unsubscribed
> posters. Unless they are clearly identified in the Subject line, it is a
> pain in the ass to identify them. Nothing was ever done to rectify the
> problem.

Possible solutions:
- don't allow posts unless subscribed (e.g. reject the post with a
link to the subscription page)
- allow postings by unsubscribed users, but let them follow the
replies via one of the archive services.

It's a lot of work trying to ensure that unsubscribed posters are
copied - much more work than the one-time effort of subscribing.

> --
> _________________________________
> Larry I. Gusaas
> Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan Canada
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> "An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind
> theirs." - Edgard Varese

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