[Mailman-Users] Unmoderated Posts Not Allowed

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Jul 25 02:19:10 CEST 2007

Janis Neville wrote:
>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.

So why don't you look at the held message in the admindb interface or
the email notice to the moderator or Mailman's vette log and see why
Mailman says it was held? That should give you a clue.

>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

Content filtering may or may not remove this attachment, but it doesn't
hold messages.  However the message may have been held because it was
too big (but I am only guessing - Mailman told you if this was the

>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.

Approved: password does not work in the Subject: header. It works best
if it is an actual message header, but it also works if it is the
first non-blank line in the first text/plain part of the post, but in
Mailman 2.1.5, it won't be removed from other alternatives if the
first part is multipart/alternative and the code that removes it from
the text/plain part also removes the line following it so it needs to
be followed by an empty or other non-significant line.

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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