[Mailman-Users] header_filter_rules bug?

Bob Tschannen-Moran Coach at LifeTrekCoaching.com
Mon Oct 23 03:43:51 CEST 2006

Well, now that you put it THAT way, I have done more experimenting. When I
put in either of the following two header_filter_rules (from Spammers):

Received: from []

I do receive the admin notices, as one would expect. It's only when I put in
the following header-filter-rules

X-EMWD-MailScanner: Not scanned
MailScanner: Not scanned

That the admin notice fails to be sent. Crazy but true. Do you have any

We are using Mailman version 2.1.9.cp1

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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
Sent: Sunday, October 22, 2006 8:06 PM
To: Bob Tschannen-Moran; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] header_filter_rules bug?

Bob Tschannen-Moran wrote:
>When I create a header_filter_rule, of any sort, I no longer receive 
>the automatic coded confirmation email from the Mailman list. The post 
>is held by the list, I am notified of the post (as the sender), I can 
>Accept the post by "Tending to Pending Moderator Requests" and it goes 
>out, but I am not automatically notified of the post as the list 
>Administrator with the coded confirmation email. As soon as I remove 
>the header-filter-rule, the coded confirmation emails are back.

Are you saying that if you have any header_filter_rules at all, that posts
held for other reasons do not result in admin notices even though
admin_immed_notify is Yes, and that removing header_filter_rules restores
the admin notices without any other changes?

I can't see how this could be. What Mailman version is this?

I've looked at the current source and header_filter_rules is processed only
in the SpamDetect handler. Nothing else looks at it except the web Gui to
set and display it. If the message is passed by SpamDetect there should be
no difference in admin notification if it is ultimately held. Even if it is
held by header_filter_rules, the admin should still be notified if
admin_immed_notify is Yes.

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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