I'm not entirely comfortable with blindly white-listing anyone who posts to linaro-dev with something that doesn't look like spam, for several reasons:

1. That is not a great way to run a moderated mailing list.
2. IT aren't going to be in the best position to say whether or not the sender should be able to send to linaro-dev, even if they didn't send spam.
3. The whitelist is going to start getting very big very quickly, reducing the effectiveness of the mailing system and of the moderation function.

This may need a bit more thought, I suspect. I suggest that there should be more than one non-IT person with administrator access to the list so that the moderator queue can be checked more frequently that is currently being done at the moment.


On 20 February 2013 05:49, Viresh Kumar <viresh.kumar@linaro.org> wrote:
On 20 February 2013 11:00, Amit Kucheria <amit.kucheria@linaro.org> wrote:
> Yes, the moderator lets these emails in and whitelists known upstream
> developers upon request. Please let Anmar or Philip know any such
> email addresses.

Okay. I got this.

But what i requested was a bit more than that... In current case somebody has
to ask moderators to whitelist few mainline developers, but many a times when
we are in cc of original mail, we don't realize that mails aren't
reaching everybody
on list.

The idea i had was, moderators should monitor all the mails which aren't being
delivered to our lists, check if they are spam or not, in case they aren't spam
(which is pretty easy to find), add senders mail id in whitelist (or
whatever it is called).

That would make things work quickly and would be much more efficient.