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10.13 Moderation

If you are a moderator, you can use the gnus-mdrtn.el package. It is not included in the standard Gnus package. Write a mail to ‘’ and state what group you moderate, and you’ll get a copy.

The moderation package is implemented as a minor mode for summary buffers. Put

(add-hook 'gnus-summary-mode-hook 'gnus-moderate)

in your ~/.gnus.el file.

If you are the moderator of ‘rec.zoofle’, this is how it’s supposed to work:

  1. You split your incoming mail by matching on ‘Newsgroups:.*rec.zoofle’, which will put all the to-be-posted articles in some mail group—for instance, ‘nnml:rec.zoofle’.
  2. You enter that group once in a while and post articles using the e (edit-and-post) or s (just send unedited) commands.
  3. If, while reading the ‘rec.zoofle’ newsgroup, you happen upon some articles that weren’t approved by you, you can cancel them with the c command.

To use moderation mode in these two groups, say:

(setq gnus-moderated-list