[Mailman-Users] why do i keep getting awaiting approval messages ?

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Tue May 27 19:21:10 CEST 2008

"Anant Maringanti" <am72subs at gmail.com> wrote, in part:

>I have looked up the archives and the FAQ but perhaps I dont even know
>what I am looking for.  I have recently set up a mailing list. I think
>I have set up the list for not holding up any member's posting for
>admin approval. But each time there is a posting, it gets held up and I
>get a message saying "message awaiting approval" and it wont go through
>until I approve of it. At first I thought it was because messages were
>coming in with html in them  -- so I sent a message in plain text
>format to test but even that got held up. Where should I look? Here are
>the main options which I think are relevant as I have set them. Any
>suggestions in this regard will be greatly appreciated:

You have told us much, but you have not told us why the "message
awaiting approval" was issued.  In that mail there should be a reason
why the mail was sent to the list moderator(s) for approval, such as

     a) posting by a non-member to a member-only list
     b) "implicit destination"
     c) too many recipients
     d) and others

Without knowing the reason, we can only guess at the reason and attempt
to give you advice.  I could tell you how to fix "implicit destination",
but that will not help you if that is not the cause of your problem.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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