[Mailman-Users] Manually bouncing messages to a mailman list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 13 17:33:14 CEST 2008

Cristian Rigamonti wrote:
>On Sat, Aug 09, 2008 at 07:50:34AM -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> It's not the added headers. It's the X-BeenThere: header in the original
>> message. You have to remove it.
>Uhm, I've checked both the original message and the bounced message (going
>out of my mutt), and neither contains the "X-BeenThere: " header. The only
>difference is the Resent-* headers (mutt also strips the "Delivered-To: " header
>from bounced messages).

Sorry, I misunderstood.

>Let me clarify the scenario:
>- Somebody sends me a message
>- I think the message should really go to the list, not to me
>- I bounce the message to the list (if the original sender is not subscribed to
>  the list I expect to find it in the moderation queue)

Maybe not. If you are a member and the envelope of the bounced message
is from you, it will be considered a post from you.

>- The message disappears
>> There is a "Discarded message" entry in Mailman's vette log, but since
>> you don't have access, you can't see it.
>Thanks, I'll ask the sysadmin to have a look at that.

The message won't be too helpful in this situation. It just says
'Message discarded, msgid: ...', but if it is present, it will verify
that the message reached Mailman and Mailman discarded it for some

I don't yet understand why Mailman would discard the message, but I am
able to duplicate the problem, so I will investigate further tomorrow.

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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