View Full Version : ezMLM - Completely restricting posts
07-22-2001, 09:47 AM
I'd like to install a new mailing list that is completely restricting posts via email for security reasons (I don't want anyone to post with my mail-address. This kind of security isn't any kind of security at all!).
I found this information at ezmlm.org:
... but I don't know how to write a "shell script" (I hope it'll be webbased?!) that is "piping a (complete) message to ezmlm-send(1)". (The link provided to this "ezmlm-send(1)"-issue is dead. :-/ )
Has anyone written a script for postings and/or has any practice with this problem?
07-22-2001, 09:48 AM
Yes! Of course! I'd like to use the standard ezMLM-feature provided via CNC.
07-22-2001, 10:38 AM
If I would *change* the first line of the "editor"-script from:
|egrep "^From:.*?Newsletter@Gartentechnik.de" || (echo "This is an outgoing list only"; exit 100)
|egrep "^From:.*?email@example.com" || (echo "This is an outgoing list only"; exit 100)
or *delete* the whole editor-file
... would this cause any problems to ezMLM? And could I still send mailings to the list via the form provided at CNC?
I don't know the answers to your specific questions, as Bruce is the resident Email Guru. But what I do on my mailing lists is change the "List Owner" address to something totally broken like "Bob@never.never.tld"
Then when I need to send a mailing I simply change the "List Owner" address to the one I will be using for that list and then send the mailing. You don't even need to change it back to a valid email address if you use the CNC "send message" function.
Don't forget that the Docs you are viewing for ezMLM apply to ezMLM-idx as well and not all of the functions listed will work at FutureQuest as we are still using Ole' Fashioned plain ezMLM.
I hope this helps some :rolleyes:
Have a good one,
- Give me Liberty or Give me Death! Just don't take away my Email:P-
07-22-2001, 11:24 AM
Bob: +++ But what I do on my mailing lists is change the "List Owner" address to something totally broken like "Bob@never.never.tld" ... You don't even need to change it back to a valid email address if you use the CNC "send message" function. +++
Sounds good. But *where* do you change your address? in the "editor"- or in the "owner"-file?
I mean: where does ezMLM take the address for the "From:"-field if you send a message via CNC? editor/owner?
I simply use the CNC Mailing List Manager and edit the "MailList properties"
If I don't have to go into a specific script that I am not 100% sure that I know what I am doing I always try to take the EZ way out :/
Hope this helps,
-Reading the ezMLM docs make my head spin :sillylol: -
07-22-2001, 11:37 AM
I do understand what you mean now. And it works! But you have to change the address every time because if you send via CNC ezMLM will transmit the firstname.lastname@example.org address ... and all recipients can check it out and send mails to the mailing list.
I hope that "Bruce the email guru" will have the perfect solution. ;-)
Here are the ezMLM docs for the version installed here at FutureQuest
Deb dug them up as I knew they were"lying" around somewhere but wasn't able to find them earlier :)
JIC you're bored and wanted to read some more head spinning stuff :sillylol:
- Hey we need a cross eyed smiley for when we start talking about docs :P -
07-22-2001, 01:25 PM
I've had a look at them allready. They didn't help me to solve the security-problem with ezMLM. Your way seems to be good for the moment.
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