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ezmlm-moderate(1)	    General Commands Manual	     ezmlm-moderate(1)

NAME
       ezmlm-moderate  -  process moderator actions for	message	acceptance and
       rejection

SYNOPSIS
       ezmlm-moderate [-cCmMrRvV] [-t reply-to@host] dir [ /path/program  args
       ... ]

DESCRIPTION
       ezmlm-moderate reads a mail message, expecting it to contain an -accept
       or -reject action request for the mailing list stored in	dir.

       ezmlm-moderate verifies the cookie sent as part of the action  request,
       and   if	  correct  attempts  to	 find  the  corresponding  message  in
       dir/mod/pending/.  If the message is found, it is  either  rejected  or
       posted to the list, depending on	the action request.

       Posts  to  the  list are	handled	by piping the message to ezmlm-send(1)
       located in the ezmlm binary directory, as set at	compile	time. This  is
       usually the directory that ezmlm-moderate resides in.  ezmlm-send(1) is
       provided	with dir as the	first argument.

       If the optional second argument is given, ezmlm-moderate	pipes the mes-
       sage to that program.  No additional parameters are supplied.

       dir  is	passed as an argument to ezmlm-send(1),	but NOT	to any program
       specified as the	optional ezmlm-moderate	command	line argument.

       ezmlm-moderate does not bother to correctly set sender.	 ezmlm-send(1)
       doesn't	care,  and  any	other program that might be used can parse the
       sender from the first line of the message, which	is always Return-Path:
       _address@host.domain_  as build from SENDER originally passed to	ezmlm-
       store(1).

       If the message is rejected, an optional	moderator  comment  is	copied
       into  the  notification	to the message sender.	A moderator comment is
       any text	in the -reject request found between two  lines	 with  ``%%%''
       starting	in one of the first 5 positions	of the line. The easiest is to
       use lines consisting of ``%%%'' only. If	the characters preceeding  the
       ``%%%'' are found at the	beginning of any lines within the comment, the
       characters are removed. This is to  appropriately  ignore  any  ``quote
       marks''	that you mail program might place at the beginning of lines in
       a reply.

       ezmlm-moderate messages are sent	``From:''  list-owner@listhost.	  This
       allows  the poster to easily complain to	the owner of the list, in case
       s/he objects. An	optional ``Reply-To:'' header can  be  added  via  the
       -r reply-to@host.

       Once  the message has been successfully accepted	or rejected, it	is re-
       moved from dir/mod/pending/ and a stub is created in  dir/mod/accepted/
       or  dir/mod/rejected/,  respectively.  This is done in order to be able
       to notify the senders of	later moderation requests about	 the  fate  of
       the message.

       A  failure to find the message in dir/mod/pending/ is most often	caused
       by the message already having been accepted or rejected by another mod-
       erator.	 Therefore,  ezmlm-moderate  looks  in	dir/mod/accepted/  and
       dir/mod/rejected/ for a message stub. If	found, ezmlm-moderate notifies
       the  sender in the form of a fatal error	if the fate of the message was
       different from that intended by the current action request.  Otherwise,
       the fate	of the message is silently logged.

       If  the	message	 is not	found, it has timed out	and the	message	or the
       message stub has	been removed by	ezmlm-clean(1).	 In this case,	ezmlm-
       moderate	 notifies the moderator	of the failure,	but can	no longer dis-
       cern the	fate of	the original message. Again, notification  is  in  the
       form of a fatal error from qmail.

       At  the	beginning of the message, ezmlm-moderate prints	a new Mailing-
       List field with the contents of the TXT_MAILING_LIST message.   It  re-
       jects the message if there is already a Mailing-List field.

       ezmlm-moderate  does not	distribute bounce messages: if the environment
       variable	SENDER is set, and is either empty or #@[], ezmlm-moderate re-
       jects the message.

       If  dir/qmqpservers  exists,  ezmlm-moderate  will use qmail-qmqp(1) to
       send messages.

OPTIONS
       -cCrR  Passed on	to ezmlm-send(1).

       -m     (Default.)  The rejected post is sent as a MIME enclosure.

       -M     The rejected post	is appended to the message.

       -t reply-to@host
	      A	``Reply-To: reply-to@host'' header will	be added to the	moder-
	      ation request.

       -v     Display ezmlm-moderate version information.

       -V     Display ezmlm-moderate version information.

CHARACTER SETS
       If dir/charset exists, ezmlm-moderate will use the character set	listed
       for all messages. Otherwise, the	default	``us-ascii'' will be used. The
       character  set can be suffixed by ``:'' followed	by a code. If the code
       is ``Q'', outgoing messages are sent as ``Quoted-Printable'', if	it  is
       ``B'' they are sent ``base64'' encoded.	Otherwise, text	is sent	as is.

SEE ALSO
       ezmlm-clean(1), ezmlm-make(1), ezmlm-send(1), ezmlm-store(1), ezmlm(5)

							     ezmlm-moderate(1)

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