[Mailman-Users] What does this message mean?

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Tue Apr 28 13:57:33 CEST 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 08:31:05PM +1000, James Reid wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> I have one single user on one of my lists whose posts regularly (though not
> always) result in her messages coming to me as list owner with the following
> message:
> The attached message has been automatically discarded.
> As far as I can see:
> -          The user is sending from a subscribed address (only subscribers
> can send to the list)
> -          The message is not too big

If you have access to the Mailman logs, what do they suggest/inform (I'd
probably grep for the sender's email address, and pipe it through less)

> The only thing that I can guess might be a problem is that the user is
> renown for bcc'ing quite a few others in her posts, but I can't see how that
> could affect things (the other addresses would have disappeared by the time
> it got to my mailman server - the user is on the internet)

Do you have the 'require_explicit_destination' option set, and is she
bcc'ing the list's address?

Apart from that, I'd check the senders' address isn't listed in any of
the other specific action lists.

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