[Mailman-Users] confirm problems with beta mailman?

Will Yardley william+mm at hq.newdream.net
Mon Sep 30 10:44:40 CEST 2002

The first time I tried the email confirm / reject function of mailman
2.1b3 it worked, but since then, it isn't working.

I can provide more information, logs or headers if necessary. Saw one
weird bit in the error log, but from about 20 minutes before I first
tried to discard the message via email.


original message (some headers removed):
From: a6-request at code404.com
Subject: confirm 8a73a2be104ba0be21f1516299b4d8f3d00b4483
If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
of the body of the reply.

My reply:
From: XXXXXX at code404 dot com (Will Yardley)
To: a6-request at code404.com
Subject: Re: confirm 8a73a2be104ba0be21f1516299b4d8f3d00b4483
Message-ID: <20020930083209.GB9762 at roland.code404.com>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Content-Disposition: inline
User-Agent: Mutt/1.4i
Status: RO
Content-Length: 443
Lines: 11

And the response:

From: a6-bounces at code404.com
To: XXXXXX at code404 dot com
Subject: The results of your email commands
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 01:32:10 -0700
Message-ID: <mailman.98.1033374730.56720.a6 at code404.com>
[....other headers and junk snipped]
- Results:
    Invalid confirmation string.  Note that confirmation strings expire
approximately 3 days after the initial subscription request.  If your
confirmation has expired, please try to re-submit your original request
or message.

Checked, and the message is still pending. Sent the "confirmation" well
within 3 days.

BTW, why not have the message itself sent with the confirmation string
rather than as a third rfc822 attachment? Seems like people with brain
damaged MTAs would have an easier time responding to those.

Will Yardley
input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >

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