[Mailman-Users] Looping Moderator Approval Requests / Mailman&Exim

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jul 26 17:10:08 CEST 2007

Mike Peachey wrote:
>When a post is received that is held for moderation, an e-mail is sent 
>to list-owner, but when that is sent back into mailman for forwarding, 
>mailman treats the message as if it was going onto the list

This is the problem. Exim is piping mail to listname-owner at example.com
to "| /path/to/mail/mailman/ post listname" and it should be piped to
"| /path/to/mail/mailman/ owner listname".

>and holds it 
>(because of the included message that was originally help). This then 
>generates another moderation e-mail which is sent to list-owner which is 
>then held and so on.
>I'm not sure if there is a fundamental failure in my understanding of 
>the system of if there's something I've not thought about, but I cannot 
>get it to work properly.

It is an exim configuration problem.

>I've seen a lot of documentation suggesting that every list should have 
>10 aliases in the Exim aliases file for piping into mailman, and -owner 
>is included in these, however I think I am right in saying that that 
>doesn't apply in this situation because I have configured the Exim 
>transport/router as directed to pipe all mail into mailman that hasn't 
>been caught by aliases instead.

Exim is normally configured with a router and transport for Mailman so
aliases are not needed, but the router and transport have to be
correctly configured.

for pointers to exim's documentation on setting this up.

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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