[Mailman-Users] How do you edit a moderated message?
gmills at library.berkeley.edu
Fri Sep 13 17:16:22 CEST 2002
Thanks for the response. Which mail reader do you use?
On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:
> >>>>> "GM" == Garey Mills <gmills at library.berkeley.edu> writes:
> GM> Using both pine and the Unix mail program, if I
> GM> respond to the moderation message, the text of the message
> GM> held for moderation is not included in the reply; likewise, if
> GM> I forward the message to myself from the moderation webpage,
> GM> and then try to reply to it or forward it, the mailer does not
> GM> include the original message in the new message, so I can't
> GM> edit the text. If I compose a new message and then cut and
> GM> paste the original message into the new message, the resulting
> GM> message shows up in the list as coming from me (not to mention
> GM> the fact that the 'Approved:' header is not used or needed as
> GM> described in the instructions).
> GM> Would someone care to clear this up for me? I manage a
> GM> site with multiple lists; most moderated by relatively
> GM> unsophisticated users, and they are depending on me to
> GM> instruct them in how to moderate. If I can't figure it out, I
> GM> can't help them.
> Here's what I do. I admit that it's somewhat awkward.
> First, I forward the held message to myself via the -owner address.
> When the message shows up in my inbox, it's in a MIME encapsulation,
> meaning the message I got was a message/rfc822 container with the
> entire held message as a subpart.
> My mail reader has a command called "bursting" which basically takes a
> message/rfc822 or multipart/digest message and gives me a folder view
> of all the contained messages. In this case, I burst the
> message/rfc822 into a folder containing one message -- the forwarded
> Now, my mail reader has another command called "resend" which
> basically copies the original message unchanged into a composition
> window, adding a Resent-To header. This is a mail trick to resend a
> message preserving as much of the original headers as possible.
> So in this window I edit the contents of the message to my admin's
> heart's content, set the Resent-To header back to the list, and then
> add an Approved header with the list password. When I hit send, this
> message goes to the list without being held. Viola! (or more
> preferrably Contrabasso! :).
> I usually don't discard the original held message until I'm sure my
> approved resend has gone through the list.
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