[Bug 889968] [NEW] Response to email approval of held message is misleading

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Nov 13 22:18:30 CET 2011

Public bug reported:

(From a recent post to mailman-users at python.org)

I usually use the web interface for approving messages.  But I 
occasionally do it via Email.  When I do, I get a response back that looks 
like this:

The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
original message.

- Results:
     Confirmation succeeded

- Unprocessed:
     Approved: <admin password>

- Done.

----   CUT HERE    -----------------------

To me at least, this suggests that the message has been rejected, not 
approved, as the text says that the approval command was not processed. 
I know this isn't the case because I see the message posted to the list, 
but when I initially saw it, I had a panic as I thought I'd lost a message 
for the list.

Is it possible to fix this so that the message is more clear about what 
has happened?  The "Confirmation succeeded" message is not very 
explanatory, and seen in isolation doesn't really tell you anythying about 
whether the message was approved or rejected.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Medium
     Assignee: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
         Status: Confirmed

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