[Mailman-Users] "Message too big" doesn't get an error

Steve Crook Steve at Brainstorm.co.uk
Tue Feb 19 06:34:35 CET 2002

"J. Frederick Ball OEF" wrote:

> At 02:38 AM 2/19/2002 +0000, Steve Crook wrote:
> >When a list has a message size limit & something larger than that
> >is sent to the list there doesn't seem to be any message sent to
> >warn either the person who posted the message that was too big
> >or to the list manager.
> Under General Options, have you set:
>          Send mail to poster when their posting is held for approval?
> to "Yes"?

Yes, that is set to "Yes"

> The list manager(s), if listed in the second field on that same page, are
> notified that (listname) post from (sender's address) requires approval,
> and are invited to visit the admin page, where they are notified of the
> reason the post is held -- i.e., the message is too big.  Happens fairly
> regularly on one of my lists.
> Fred

And the list manager is explicitly specified with their full email address

But it doesn't send any message to either the list manager OR the
person who sent the message that was too big. The message that
is too big isn't distributed to the list and it isn't in the archive

It just goes into a black hole & is never seen again.

But the sender doesn't know this, if they weren't a list member they
wouldn't expect anything (if posting isn't restricted to list members)
so assume that the message was sent and distributed OK


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