[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.11 - message appears to drop on thefloor

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgsonfamily.org
Fri Sep 12 22:58:41 CEST 2008

Mark Sapiro wrote:

>Andrew Hodgson wrote:

>>I have a list with a user who is not able to send new messages to the
>>list - replies go out ok, but whenever he sends out a new message, it
>>doesn't reach the list.

>And other user's posts go to the list OK?

Yes fine.

>>I have checked files in /var/lib/mailman/logs and there is nothing
>>for that time.

>That's the puzzling part. Ar you sure there's not a

>   'Message discarded, msgid: ...

>message in the vette log?

Shucks!  There is:

Sep 08 16:45:57 2008 (19895) Message discarded, msgid:
8EF1C87434F58308 at winxbeus07-r.exchange.xchg>

>Here's my best guess on the problem.

>Content filtering is enabled.
>HTML is not accepted
>filter_action is Discard (or maybe it's Reject, and the rejection is
>  getting lost/spam filtered/?

>The user's MUA is set to generate HTML only messages which get filtered
>by content filtering, but replies get replied to in the format of the
>original and so are plain text and accepted.

That sounds reasonable enough - I will contact the user concerned.


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