[Mailman-Users] 5000 on the list... Continued...

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Oct 9 18:01:41 CEST 2004

Jean Stora wrote:
>I have had an on-going problem... I have 5000 people on my list and only a minority was receiving the emails.
>After trying different things changing settings and sending test emails to the list... I figured out that if the list's default is Moderated, once the mail is accepted from the "pending moderator request" then for some reason not everyone gets the mail... if I leave the list unmoderated... everyone gets the email.
>Anyone aware of that ? Is there a way to fix that ?

I have no idea what's going on, but if I were in your place I would
subscribe some non-moderator address to the list, set that user
"moderated", send a test post to the list from that user and approve
it. I would then set that user "unmoderated" and send the identical
post to the list again from that user.

I would then examine the two received messages including all headers to
try to find a difference. I would also look at the mailman logs for
anything suspicious (although iirc you may not have access to the

This might offer some clues.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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