[Mailman-Users] lack of sucjects, html and more
John W Baxter
jwblist at olympus.net
Tue Apr 16 21:15:56 CEST 2002
At 12:53 -0400 4/16/2002, Seth H Holmes wrote:
>1) I want to either reject or hold for approval all messages submitted
> without a subject. I know mailman replaces a blank subject with "(no
> subject)" so there must be some hook in there somewhere. I have tried
> regular expressions such as:
> subject *: *$
I haven't read the relevant part of the Mailman code, so I have to pose a
Does the application of regular expressions to the headers of a message
happen before or after Mailman has filled in the subject with "(no
A quick grep of the source finds several matches to the string
including repeated calls to
something = msgsubject = msg.get('subject', '(no subject)')
(with various "something"s).
So it looks as if the message is unchanged, and blank subjects are "fixed"
on the fly.
I suspect you should try using a regular expression which looks for the
string--alone as the subject, probably, so that you don't catch a message like
Subject: Catching messages with Subject: (no subject)
This is from a somewhat old Mailman...the instance in Hold.py looks
promising at first glance:
Handlers/CookHeaders.py: msg['Subject'] = prefix + '(no subject)'
Handlers/Hold.py: 'subject' : msg.get('subject', '(no subject)'),
Handlers/ToUsenet.py: msg['Subject'] = subjpref + '(no subject)'
ListAdmin.py: msgsubject = msg.get('subject', '(no subject)')
Message.py: subject = '(no subject)'
John Baxter jwblist at olympus.net Port Ludlow, WA, USA
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