When a message is posted to the list, a series of moderation criteria are applied to determine the disposition of the message. This section contains the modeation controls for postings from both members and non-members.
You can control whether new members get their moderation flag turned on or off by default when they subscribe to the list. By turning this flag off by default, postings by members will be allowed without further intervention (barring other restrictions such as size or implicit recipient lists - see below). By turning the flag on, you can quarantine new member postings to make sure that they meet your criteria for netiquette, topicality, etc. Once you determine that the new member understands the community's posting rules, you can turn off their moderation flag and let their postings go through unstopped.
E-newsletter style lists can also be set up by using the
moderation flag. By setting the
to Reject, and by turning off the moderation flag for just
the few approved senders, your list will operate in essentially a
one-way direction. Note that you'd also need to reject or discard
postings from non-members.
Note that when a moderated member posts to your list, and the
member_moderation_action is set to Hold, the message
will appear on the administrative requests page. When you dispose
of the message, you will be given an opportunity to clear the
moderation flag at the same time. If you're quarantining new
posts, this makes it very convenient to both approve a new
member's post and de-moderate them at the same time.
member_moderation_actionis Reject, this variable contains the text sent in the rejection notice.
The next batch of variables controls what happens when non-members post messages to the list. Each of these accepts one email address per line; regular expressions are allowed if the line starts with the (caret) character. These address lists are always consulted in the order in which they're presented on this page (i.e. accepts first, followed by holds, rejections, and discards).
discard_these_nonmembers, or because
generic_nonmember_actionis Discard, you can choose whether such messages are forwarded to the lsit administrators or not.