[Mailman-Users] checksums

Melinda Gilmore gilmore.126 at osu.edu
Fri Apr 25 21:31:25 CEST 2008

What I mean by Checksum is a message bounce like this.

he following message was not processed due to the following reasons:
- The body of the message has a checksum matching those messages already

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Friday, April 25, 2008 11:27 AM
To: Melinda Gilmore; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] checksums

Melinda Gilmore wrote:

>I trying to find out if mailman uses the md5 checksum or this has to be 
>set up with the installation.  Any help on this would be greatly 
>appreciated.  I have not been able to find it so far.

I'm not sure what you're asking, but old versions of Mailman used to use
'crypt' or 'md5' to encrypt list admin and moderator passwords and site and
list creator passwords, but it currently uses 'sha'. It will still try
'crypt' and 'md5' on the supplied password if 'sha' doesn't match, and if it
gets a 'crypt' or 'md5' match, it will migrate the encrypted password to

In order to compute 'crypt', 'md5' and 'sha' checksums, it uses the builtin
Python modules.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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