[Bug 515305] Re: List password reset while pending messages, they are deleted!

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 1 03:48:54 CET 2010

Yes, that is a normal 'empty' pending.pck. And, I didn't expect there to
be any heldmsg* files.

The fact that the pending.pck is empty is further evidence that the
confirmation cookie that was sent to the user along with the email that
her post was held was actually used to cancel the post.

I.e., the user sends a post which is held for some reason. If the list's
respond_to_post_requests setting is Yes (the default), an email is sent
to the poster which contains a link which can be followed to cancel the
post. Replying to the email will also cancel the post. This requires no
'awareness' on the part of the user.

Look in Mailman's vette log and you should find an entry for the holding
of the post and another entry for it's cancellation indicating what was
done and why.

Also, I'm certain there's no way that bin/change_pw would cause a post
to be discarded.

List password reset while pending messages, they are deleted!
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