[Mailman-Users] Junk mail copied in post approvals

Richard Barrett r.barrett at ftel.co.uk
Fri Aug 15 00:52:50 CEST 2003

On Thursday, August 14, 2003, at 09:23  pm, Mark Adler wrote:

> Mailmen,
> From the change log for 2.1:
> 	When a message is first held for approval, the notification
> 	sent to the list admin is a 3-part multipart/mixed.  The
> 	first part holds the notification message, the second part
> 	hold the original message, and the third part hold a cookie
> 	confirmation message, to which the admin can respond to
> 	approve or discard the message via email.
> The consequence of this change since 2.0 is that every single junk  
> mail to the list (which is nearly all mail that ends up getting held  
> for approval) is copied in its full glory to the list administrator.   
> This particular list administrator experiences the further consequence  
> of having to give his junk mail filter mixed messages about trying to  
> not mark such email as junk, yet mark other email with the same  
> contents as junk mail.  Even ignoring the filter problems, I'd just as  
> soon not have all that email copied to me at all.  It would be  
> sufficient to send me an email that there is a post awaiting approval  
> without even providing the from address or the subject line.  I can  
> always go look at the email in its less offensive raw text form on the  
> Mailman disposition web page.

This patch may be of use to you:


> So is there a way to turn this off?  Is there an option for this, or  
> does the source code need to be modified?
> mark

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