[Mailman-Users] List Suddenly Moderated

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Feb 23 03:49:42 CET 2006

mcnutt wrote:

>One of my list owners is complaining that her list is suddenly requiring her
>to approve all postings to the list.  I can't find any place where it says
>the list is moderated.  Can anyone suggest where I ought to be looking?

There is "Emergency moderation of all list traffic." Yes/No on the
General Options page, but this is probably not it because owners don't
get individual notifications fo messages held for "emergency".

You need to look at Mailman's "vette" log or at the held message in the
admindb interface or at the list owner notification and see what the
reason is for the message being held.

If the reason is "post to moderated list" the post is from a member
whose 'moderate' flag ('mod' on the admin Membership List page) is
set. If everyone is suddenly moderated, probably the list owner
inadvertently "Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members
not currently visible" On (Additional tasks on the Membership list

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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