[Mailman-Users] no moderator notification

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri May 2 20:40:09 CEST 2008

Rueben wrote:
>Moderators to my list do not get notifications that there is a pending message. I entered their email addresses on both the general page and the detail page. 

It doesn't matter if you enter the addresses on the General Options
page or on the moderator detail page. Once an address or addresses are
entered either place, they should appear both places (you may have to
"reload" the General Options page after returning from details to see
the change) as they are both the same list attribute.

>As the list owner, I get a notification that there are messages pending, but the moderators do not.

If you as "owner" are getting the notices, the notices are also being
sent to the addresses listed as "moderator".

What happens to them after that depends on a lot of things.

Notices are actually sent to the listname-owner address and then
received by Mailman and resent to the owners and moderators. You can
test by just sending an ordinary email to your listname-owner at ...
address. If the moderators receive that, but they don't receive
moderation notices, it may be because the moderation notices have a
"Precedence: bulk" header which may cause the recipient server to
discard them.

>The list was existing before I took over, and I only changed the email addresses.  
>This might be completely stupid, but do AOL email addresses work with Mailman?  I know... sounds dumb, but after reading the FAQ's and archives I'm getting desparate.

if you haven't already.

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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