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On 2010/10/19 2:33 PM  Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2010-10-19 2:43 PM, Florian Effenberger wrote:
if even the GMANE admins cannot tell me exactly how to make it work that
their verified accounts can send to us without subscription, I honestly
don't care a lot.
I seem to recall once when I was experimenting with gmane a long time
ago that if I posted to a list that I wasn't subscribed to, I would get
an email 'confirmation' from gmane, and once I confirmed, my message to
the list was sent. I also seem to recall it wasn't a once-per-message
confirmation, but it wasn't a one-time either...

Does anyone who uses gmane know for certain how it works now?

The following is from

   *Posting Messages*

   Gmane works as a bi-directional gateway for many of the lists it carries. To post to a
   list, you can use the news interface or the web interface.

   Since Gmane makes it easy to get in touch with a huge number of mailing lists, it could
   potentially become a spamming gateway. To inhibit that, Gmane requires that users who post
   through Gmane authorize themselves.

   Here's how it works.

      1. The first time you post something to a newsgroup, Gmane spools the message and sends
         you an email asking you to respond.
      2. You press "reply" in your favorite mail reader, and Gmane registers this authorization.
      3. Every five minutes, a Gmane cron job goes through the spool of unsent messages, and
         sends all messages that has received authorization.
      4. No more than one message is sent per user per five minutes. If you post more than one
         message per five minutes, the messages are spooled and sent out later. No action is
         required from you.
      5. If you authorize more than one new group per hour, the authorizations are spooled,
         and handled one per hour. This is to discourage mass authorizations of groups by
         diligent spammers.

   Persons who are found to spam, after getting through all these difficulties, will be barred
   from using the Gmane posting mechanism.

   People who do not have valid email addresses in their From or Reply-To headers can't use
   Gmane to post to mailing lists.


     Larry I. Gusaas

*Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan   Canada
"An artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs." - Edgard Varese *

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