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[leafnode-list] Re: how to moderate group
* Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@xxxxxx> :
> Troy Piggins <troy@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Having never posted to a moderated group, I am unsure how this
> > works in practice.
> > If someone wants to post to a moderated group, their post
> > actually gets mailed to a moderator. Then the moderated replies
> > to the person and says "include Approved:
> > moderator@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx in the headers of your post and repost
> > it"?
> > Or does the moderator do the reposting with the appropriate
> > header?
> The latter, moderator is reposting.
Ok. So all posts would appear to come from the moderator?
Unless the mod can rewrite the headers to retain the original
M-ID, From etc.
> > Couldn't posters just forge the Approved: header having read the
> > moderator's email address on other posts?
> Yes, they could, but the moderator would be entitled to cancel the
> forged article, and depending on legislation, also invoke legal action
> upon the imposter.
Yep - gotcha. Thanks for the prompt reply.
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