[Mailman-Developers] Message held emails
shaikli at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 00:41:21 EDT 2003
I've been meaning to mention this for awhile - its nothing major just
something that's annoyed a number of us. Whenever an email is held,
the list owner gets an email of the following format,
From: LISTNAME-owner at HOST.org
Sender: mailman-bounces at HOST.org
Subject: LISTNAME post from someone at somewhere.net requires approval
[Mailman Header with some info]
List: LISTNAME at HOST.org
From: someone at somewhere.net
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Subject: confirm c67f31fde320f99a020ac08deca7b4185f27d24f
Sender: LISTNAME-request at HOST.org
From: LISTNAME-request at HOST.org
If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
Mailman will discard the held message. Do this if the message is
spam. If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
to the list. The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
of the body of the reply.
(A number of things above were excluded - check a held email notification
A few notes --
1. The title and the email's contents are redundant with regard to
letting the admin know which list and from whom the offending
email is from.
2. Replying to the email ought to go to 'LISTNAME-request' and not
'LISTNAME-owner' again (the Reply-To header needs to be added).
3. The instructions on what to do with the email are more important
than the email itself (to an admin), so I'd put it right below
the info-stage of the notification email.
4. The instructions are rather confusing at first. Why would I
'confirm' an email message. It would be best if the email reply
to 'LISTNAME-request' was of the form,
accept c67f31fde320f99a020ac08deca7b4185f27d24f (PASSWORD)
Not sure the password is needed - as the email address and the
title value is sufficient, but whatever. The options listed above
are the same ones seen on the webpage, so there is a one-to-one
correspondence. I would even suggest adding that text to the
email itself so that it can be cut-n-pasted into the new title.
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