Approver is a set of Perl and Bourne shell scripts that adds the following capabilities to a moderated Majordomo mailing list:
The following 3 commands must be installed in the Majordomo root directory:
Approver consists of two scripts: the Bourne shell script rmmime and the Perl script approved. rmmime is installed as a sendmail alias, and is a direct replacement for the Majordomo resend command. Here is an example sendmail aliases entry using rmmime:
test-list: "|/etc/smrsh/wrapper rmmime '-l test-list -h yourdomain.org test-list-outgoing'"
Note: If you already have DEMIME installed and configured in your environment, you may want to disable the --noadremove option in rmmime. Simply edit rmmime and comment out the ADREMOVE= line.
To enable the mailing list pre-approval, you must create two configuration files:
list-example.cf contains the mailing list approval password. Here is an example list-example.cf file:
# # Example mailing list configuration file. Now there is only # one configuration variable recognized: APPROVED_STRING. # This parameter sets the string inserted into the the first # line of the body of mail messages for Majordomo moderated # list auto approval. # $APPROVED_STRING = "approved: password\n\n";
Replace password with the actual password for your mailing list. Do not disturb the syntax of the rest of this line. This is interpreted as a Perl assignment statement, and you could introduce a syntax error unless you are careful.
list-example.approved contains the e-mail addresses of people allowed to post directly to the moderated list without Moderator intervention. List a single e-mail address per line. No blank lines or comments are allowed in this file.
Approver assumes your Majordomo installation is located in /usr/majordomo, and your mailing lists are configured under /usr/majordomo/lists. If this is not the case, you can either install a /usr/majordomo symbolic link pointing to your Majordomo root directory, or directly modify the approved script. Note: If your mailing lists are not configured under $MAJORDOMO/lists, you must directly modify the approved script.
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