[Mailman-Users] mailing list not obeying sender filter

Lindsay Haisley fmouse-mailman at fmp.com
Wed Feb 1 03:10:28 CET 2006

Thus spake Steven Jones on Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 08:00:31PM CST
> HI All,
> I am trying to set up a mailing list for unix/linux servers to mail
> into, and then out to the llinux admins.
> I have added the postmaster at fqdn and mailer-daemon at fqdn for each server
> to the privacy-option -> sender-filter -> non-member filters box and
> done a submit, but the system is still asking me to moderate the
> emails...while I just want them accepted and posted.
> So this seems to be failing, what have I missed or is something broken?

What's the envelope sender address ("rcpt to") for these messages?  Is it
perhaps an address that subscribed with the mod flag set?  It's possible to
have one address in the body "From" header and another in the envelope
sender address, and I'm not sure which takes precedence, but I believe that
if one is found among the subscribed members, and the mod flag is set for
that address, then that trumps the allowed non-members list.

I could be all wet on this, but I've seen the same problem with some of my
customers' lists from time to time and it's always something wonky like
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