[Mailman-Users] Announcement List

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Jun 8 22:21:13 CEST 2007

Mark Bomgardner wrote:

>I am using Mailman 2.1.9 with an announcement list.  I don't want to use the
>moderated option, so I am using the Approved: <password> option.  The
>problem is that this shows up in the announcement.  Can this be removed and
>still allow the message to go through?

If you post with an actual Approved: header, Mailman will remove it.

If you post with an Approved: line as the first non-blank line in the
first text/plain part of the message, it will be removed from that
part and an attempt will be made to remove it from other text/* parts
of the message (e.g. from the text/html alternative of a
multipart/alternative message). This attempt does not always succeed.
In particular, if the poster's MUA creates a multipart/alternative
message and because of additional <font> or whatever tags, the
Approved: <password> gets split across lines in the raw HTML, it won't
be removed.

The best solution is to post with an actual header or post plain text

See the thread at
for more on this.

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