[Mailman-Users] Problems with subscribed users

blurr at txraves.org blurr at txraves.org
Wed Sep 22 16:11:04 CEST 1999

yep.. i have actually ran into this same problem.  but for some strange reason, i had a user
send email from another linux box, cent at uix.com, and when it came
through my server, the Sender field was changed to cent at crackpipe.txraves.org which
#1 is not a valid email account and #2 is not sub'd to the list and hence rejected.  he sent
another test email from his machine to an imail server running on NT 4.0.  when i pop'd
that the Sender field was just 'cent' so i'm not sure if its mailman or something else on my
system that is modifying the Sender field... *shrug*

at any rate it looks as if Sender isn't such a good field to be using.

jordan phillips
blurr at txraves.org

----- Original Message -----
From: Aaron Optimizer Digulla <digulla at hepe.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, September 22, 1999 8:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Problems with subscribed users

> On Mon, Sep 20, 1999 at 05:43:17PM +0200, Aaron Optimizer Digulla wrote:
> > > I have a closed list but for some *subscribed* users, all posts
> > > must be approved by me (error Only subscribed users may post to
> > > the list). (See Bug 126 in the jitterbug DB). Can you please have
> > > a look ASAP because many valid users get these mails back ?
> > >
> > > This seems to be related to having several aliases for
> > > a machine.
> >
> > :-/ It gets more and more strange... when I set "Restrict posting privilege
> > to list members?" and "Must posts be approved by an administrator?" to NO,
> > then every post is held for approval !?!?!
> Ok, finally. After reading the mail archive and the FAQs (why is the
> FAQ in the package different from the FAQ on the WWW pages ???), I
> found why many posts are held for approval: Mailman doesn't use the
> >From or From: header lines but Sender: and Sender: is usually wrong.
> How do I have to change mailman that Sender: is ignored and
> "From " is used instead ?
> Here is a header for which mailman fails:
> >From adam.chodorowski at bigfoot.com Wed Sep 22 14:39:50 1999
> Received: from mailbox.sbbs2.net ([] helo=mailbox.2.sbbs.se)
>         by sebigbos.hepe.com with esmtp (Exim 3.03 #1 (Debian))
>         id 11TlgR-0005Zf-00
>         for <aros-dev at sebigbos.hepe.com>; Wed, 22 Sep 1999 14:39:50 +0200
> Received: from bigfoot.com (z16-4-199.sbbs2.net []) by mailbox.2.sbbs.se with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet
Mail Service Version 5.5.2448.0)
>         id SQJ0MZVB; Wed, 22 Sep 1999 14:43:19 +0200
> Sender: adam
> Message-ID: <37E8D000.D516137D at bigfoot.com>
> Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 14:48:00 +0200
> From: Adam Chodorowski <adam.chodorowski at bigfoot.com>
> X-Mailer: Mozilla 4.6 [en] (X11; I; Linux 2.2.9-19mdk i586)
> X-Accept-Language: sv, en
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> To: aros-dev at sebigbos.hepe.com
> Subject: Re: [AROS-Dev] CVS down?
> References: <37E7F695.2042597F at bigfoot.com> <19990922142409.G12634 at sebigbos.hepe.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> When this message is sent to the list, I get a mail that this is
> held for approval because "adam" is not subscribed. Adding "adam" to
> the list of addresses which can always post doesn't work.
> --
> Aaron "Optimizer" Digulla             Team AMIGA     AROS Head of Development
> Author of XDME, ResTrackLib, CInt.        <http://www.aros.org/>
> "(to) optimize: Make a program faster by improving the algorithms rather than
> by buying a faster machine."    <digulla at hepe.com>
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