Public bug reported:
Our configuration includes 'admin_immed_notify' = 'yes', and 'respond_to_post_requests' = 'yes'. Due to spam with targeted spoofing of list member addresses we had to configure 'emergency' = 'yes'.
But both the notifications to the moderators as well as the reply to the poster informing them of the hold action only works for non-members! Member posts are held without the poster being notified, they get confused about what happened to their post, they will sometimes re-post several times, until the next day a moderator gets the digest of their piled-up posts.
** Affects: mailman Importance: Undecided Status: New
** Patch added: "Patch to send notices for emergency moderation" https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/1648933/+attachment/4789826/+files/E...
As it says in the docstring in Mailman/Handlers/Emergency.py
"""Put an emergency hold on all messages otherwise approved.
No notices are sent to either the sender or the list owner for emergency holds. I think they'd be too obnoxious. """
If you really want this, I've attached a patch that will do it.
** Changed in: mailman Status: New => Won't Fix
** Changed in: mailman Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Wow, that was quick. I applied the patch and it does exactly what I need: members and moderators are informed of held messages immediately. Thank you very much!