[Mailman-Users] Disappearing email

Paul Key pkey at sgul.ac.uk
Tue Jun 21 16:24:46 CEST 2005

Mailman 2.1.3
Sun Sparc Solaris 9

I have a one-way announcements list with about 2300 subscribers and a 
post to this list has completely disappeared.

The reply-to address of the sent email is changed to the email address 
of the person who has asked for the email to be sent out and this causes 
the mail to need approval even though the account used to send the email 
has been added to "List of non-member addresses whose postings should be 
automatically accepted.".  This is intermittent too - sometimes the 
email will go through without approval with a changed reply-to address - 
sometimes not.

However this email asked for approval - here are the entries from vette:

Jun 21 10:27:13 2005 (2762) Sgul-students post from lj005748 at sgul.ac.uk 
held, message-id=<42B7DE91.7060502 at sgul.ac.uk>: Post to moderated list
Jun 21 10:29:09 2005 (2902) held message approved, message-id: 
<42B7DE91.7060502 at sgul.ac.uk>
Jun 21 10:55:22 2005 (3013) Sgul-students post from lj005748 at sgul.ac.uk 
held, message-id=<42B7E52A.7000904 at sgul.ac.uk>: Post to moderated list
Jun 21 10:57:04 2005 (3077) sgul-students: Discarded posting:
    From: messages at sgul.ac.uk
    Subject: Extension of Awards Deadline
    Reason: No reason given

The first time it was sent it was approved but nobody received it and it 
didn't show in the POST log so it was sent again.  Again it was approved 
but then discarded - why?  The email appears in the list archive but 
using exim and eximon it was never sent out (doesn't show on the queue) 
but has disappeared without trace.

Does anyone know how I can find out what has happened to it?  or how to 
get the mail sent?



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