You can control which articles are posted to a newsgroup by
assigning a moderator to the newsgroup. Articles submitted to a
moderated newsgroup are not posted until the moderator approves
them. To create a moderated newsgroup, you can choose a moderator
when you create a newsgroup,
or you can assign a moderator to an existing newsgroup. To allow a
newsgroup to be moderated, you must configure both the NNTP server
and the newsgroup.
Right-click an NNTP virtual server, and then click
On the Settings tab, in SMTP server for moderated
groups, either type the DNS name or IP address of the Simple
Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, or type the path to the
directory in which articles are stored until moderators approve
Note The directory path must
be a local directory. You should normally set this value to the
pickup directory of the SMTP server. By default, this directory is
To post messages to the newsgroup if no moderator is specified,
in Default moderator domain, type the e-mail address of the
Note Articles are sent to
newsgroup_name@default_domain.com, in which
newsgroup_name is the name of the newsgroup; for example,
articles posted to the newsgroup rec.sports.tennis, with a
default domain of nwtraders.microsoft.com, are sent to
To save the server settings, click OK.
In the console tree, expand the NNTP virtual server, and then
Right-click the newsgroup to which you want to assign a
moderator, and then click Properties.
On the General tab, select Moderated.
In Moderator, type in the e-mail address of a Windows
2000 user or click Set Default to send messages to an alias
with the same name as the newsgroup.