The administrators and moderators of every mailing
list have the ability to accept, reject, and discard messages that are
sent to the mailing list. When a message is sent, the
administrators/moderators receive an email notifying them of the pending
post. There is a link in the email that sends the administrator to a
page that has all of the pending posts. This is where the
administrators/moderators can select what to do with the message.
Defer, Accept, Reject, and Discard
are four different moderation options for pending posts; defer, accept,
reject, and discard. To defer a message means to leave it alone for
moderation later. Accepting the post will allow the message through to
all the members of the mailing list. Rejecting a message will not allow
the message to be sent to the members of the list, but will send a
bounceback to the sender of the message informing them that their email
was not allowed through. Discarding the message will block it and will
not send a bounceback to the sender.
Another way the administrator can moderate the mailing list is through the sender filters section. To get to this section, click privacy options from the main administration page, and then it is possible to click on sender filters. This section has several options to always allow/block certain email addresses from posting.
The first option in sender filters sets whether the messages that members send to the mailing list are moderated. The default for this is no which will let anyone who is a member of the mailing list to post anytime.
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