[Mailman-Users] Approving mails

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Oct 4 06:37:10 CEST 2006

Martin Dennett wrote:
>"If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
>Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
>spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
>with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
>to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
>of the body of the reply."

That text comes from a message/rfc822 part which is the third sub-part
of the multipart/mixed moderator notice you receive. By "reply to this
message" it means reply to the message contained in the message/rfc822
sub-part. Which may or may not be easy to do (i.e. with a 'reply'
function) depending on your particular MUA.

You can still do it, but your Approved: line must be in a message sent
to the <listname>-request and with the subject of the sub-part
message, i.e. "confirm <40 digit hex token>" (perhaps preceded by "Re
:", but not by "Re : ".

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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