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From Larry Gusaas <>
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 01:01:58 GMT

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
>> 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
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



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

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