[Mailman-Users] Unmoderated Posts Not Allowed

Janis Neville janis.neville at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 01:33:45 CEST 2007

I have run into an odd problem with one mailing list belonging to a client.
The client has many lists but we have not seen this behavior before. I have
also set up a test list with them and have duplicated their settings and
cannot reproduce the behavior.

Details: Mailman ver. 2.1.5. Installation unknown, probably source. OS
version is RHEL 4.0, 2.6.9-42.0.2.ELsmp. MTA is postfix.

The list is set up to make announcements, so all members are moderated
except the one making announcements. The announcer and one other list member
are set up as administrators and moderators.

First time the announcer tried to post to the list, her post needed
approval. The issue was looked at and it became clear that at that time she
was not a list member, even though she was an administrator and a moderator.
She was added to the list membership and set to not be moderated. The issue
was thought resolved.

Recently she made another announcement post to the list and it was again
held for approval. We have looked through the settings in the admin panel
and can find no reason why it would be held for approval. The announcer was
still unmoderated and emergency moderation had not been enabled.

The email did have a Word doc attached. I tested with my test list and Word
doc attachments did go through, so I don't think it is blocking all Word

I also used my test list to try a settings change which I thought might
help. I set all members to be moderated and made a few posts with Approved:
[admin password] in either the subject line or the first line of the email,
but these emails were all held for approval.

I am hoping you can give me a lead where to look for fixing the moderated
posts problem.

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