[Mailman-Users] Message Approval by Moderator

Jerry Feldman gaf at blu.org
Sun Apr 11 02:13:19 CEST 2004

On Sat, 10 Apr 2004 12:35:22 -0500
Diana Kirk <owner at writestop.com> wrote:

> I'm very new to Mailman and I only have access to the Mailman (and
> Exim) software on our servers via a CPanel.
> I need to set up our content filtering very conservatively because the
> list members don't always remember our rules and sometimes send 
> messages in a format we don't accept -- HTML. The first message to get
> caught by the rule was sent to me as the list administrator, but was 
> otherwise discarded according to the Mailman message that came with
> it.
> I've changed the option to "Preserve the message" although I'm not
> sure what that will do differently. I'm hoping it will then appear in 
> pending moderator messages. The list is not moderated, although there 
> are two moderators identified to Mailman for dealing with problems.
> I would like to approve the message and send it on to the list. How do
> I do that?

We use MIME strippers on our lists. They install in the aliases file and
clean the email up before it hist mailman. 
>From the mailman FAQ:
Mailman 2.0.* has no MIME supports. You will need to use an external
MIME stripping tool for Mailman 2.0.*.

  demime: http://scifi.squawk.com/demime.html
  mimefilter: http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian/pool/main/m/mimefilter/
  stripmime: http://www.phred.org/~alex/stripmime.html
  stripmime: http://www.clarity.net/~adam/stripmime/

Notes: There are two different tools called "stripmime".

Jerry Feldman <gaf at blu.org>
Boston Linux and Unix user group
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