Mailing list feature: basic moderation
avatar1024 last edited by avatar1024
Sorry for reviving one part of an old thread but since the whole thread was marked as solved but only one of the two features got implemented (it was my bad probably to request two features in one post ).
This feature request is about adding a basic moderation feature to Cloudron list without requiring require much code changes compared to the existing set-up.
So the idea is that for private list we could set one of the list member (an email address) as "the moderator" who would automatically receive emails coming from non-members of a private list (external senders) and who could then manually forward those emails (or not) to the list (since they are a member of the list).
I'm thinking about an implementation that looks like this:
- If no moderator is set, then behaviour remains as is
- If a moderator is set, then the auto reply message receive by external senders explains that they've emailed a private list and their message will be moderated. The email gets forwarded to the moderator, who can then manually forward (or not) to the list. So it would effectively "only" require setting up an auto forward from external senders to a specific list member (the moderator) and that's it. I'm not a coder so the "only" may be mislead but it feels like all of this is already within the existing email capabilities of Cloudron which would need to be applied to the email list feature.
I know Cloudron email lists are just forwarding lists and not real email lists and I don't intend to ask for it to become a fully fledged email list but wondered if we could add this function in a quite simple way since it is a probably the on of the key feature missing for most common uses of mailing lists (even if not as fine tuned as actual mailing lists software). Especially as it seems there having been much progress or interest to add actual mailing list apps to Cloudron (mailman or sympa).