[Mailman-Users] Re: Editability of messages

tneff at bigfoot.com tneff at bigfoot.com
Tue Apr 16 00:55:33 CEST 2002

I will definitely issue an editing patch for 2.1 when it goes gold.  Since 
this is one of their "we don't think you should WANT to do this" 
hot-buttons, like controlling the List-* headers, I don't want to issue 
patches for prerelease versions and encourage them to do any 

--On Monday, April 15, 2002 2:09 PM -0700 Marc MERLIN 
<marc_news at vasoftware.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Apr 15, 2002 at 07:55:01AM -0400, Tom Neff wrote:
>> "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.
> I think the patch will be necessary for mailman 2.1, it unfortunately
> stores the message on disk in a database format, making hand editing on
> the mm server not that easy.

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