Obviously unlike you people, I don't have time to edit the newsgroups line for every single article I post.


News::Gateway is a general toolkit for mail to news and news to mail gatewaying, robomoderation, and human moderation support. It's a Perl module designed to be as extensible and general as possible, and to provide a framework and a way of collecting previous work so that each person who wants to do things like the above doesn't have to reinvent the wheel.

Although I'm using the current version to moderate the newsgroups I moderate, and Stanford is probably still using it for mail to news gatewaying, and it works well for what it does, it could do a lot more and be quite a bit easier to use. Unfortunately, it's fallen off the bottom of my priority list and has gone multiple years without serious attention. I have a significant overhaul and substantial improvement to that documentation and interface, as well as including many other accumulated fixes, in progress in its Git repository, but I have no idea when I'll have time to release it.

If I ever make another release, more information will show up here (such as documentation and change log information like I have for my other software).


News::Gateway depends on Andrew Gierth's News::Article and on Net::NNTP, which is part of libnet. News::Article also requires my PGP::Sign module.

Perl 5.003 or later is also required.


The module:

News::Gateway 0.42 1998-04-15 Download PGP signature

An archive of older releases is also available.

News::Gateway is maintained using the Git version control system. To check out the current development tree, clone:


You can also browse the current development source.

Documentation links will be added here when a new version is available.


Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2006 Russ Allbery <>
Copyright 2005 Tim Skirvin <>

This program is free software; you may redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself. This means that you may choose between the two licenses that Perl is released under: the GNU GPL and the Artistic License. Please see your Perl distribution for the details and copies of the licenses.

Last spun 2022-02-06 from thread modified 2018-01-15