how to approve via an email command in mailman

by wonderfullyrich on April 11, 2008

Bloody christ they don’t make this easy to figure out. I’ve been trying to figure out how to approve a moderated post using the mailman email command-line interface after I just moved all my websites to a new hoster. I’ve used mailman before for work, but I realized I hate it! Way to techy, not this 2.0 generation of tech-friendly technology. Lacks features that would be useful and is ascetically disgusting. Any way, you like me would like to approve your post on a mailman list, this is what they say

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: [email protected]
To:
Date:
Subject: confirm 68474b9adbc4df89f112bf2ccf359587099591ec
If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
Mailman will discard the held message. Do this if the message is
spam. If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
to the list. The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
of the body of the reply.
Which means if you want to approve the post:

send an email to [email protected]
the subject line should be: “confirm <the-token-listed>”
the first line should be: “Approved <list-password>”

For example:

To: [email protected]
Subject: confirm 68474b9adbc4df89f112bf2ccf359587099591ec
Body: Approved yourpassword

Now if you want to discard it:

send an email to [email protected]
the subject line should be: “confirm <the-token-listed>”
the body should be blank

For example:

To: [email protected]
Subject: confirm 68474b9adbc4df89f112bf2ccf359587099591ec
Body:

Eggads what a bunch of tech heads who wrote the unintelligible crapola! I should be careful though, I am a tech head…

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