[Mailman-Users] Re: Editability of messages

Tom Neff tneff at bigfoot.com
Mon Apr 15 13:55:01 CEST 2002

"Billie R. McNamara" <billie at tnhillbillie.net> wrote:
> We are using version 2.0.8 for a moderated list.  But, we aren't able to
> edit messages before approving them (for example, to delete just one
> inappropriate word).
> How can we do this?

There is a FAQ entry that wants you to hand edit various spool files, but 
you can patch 2.0.8 to allow message editing.

First, increase ADMINDB_PAGE_TEXT_LIMIT in Mailman/Defaults.py from the
default of 4096 to something bigger like 32768 or -1 for unlimited (a huge
submission may render slowly in the browser!).  Then apply the patch at


and you're in business.

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