[Mailman-Users] Tracing a disappearing 'post'
mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 10 04:32:55 CET 2009
Bernie Cosell wrote:
>A user on one of the lists here complained that her posts weren't getting
>through. I looked at the sendmail log and I see her post making it to
>the "| ...mailman post LIST", but then the message disappeared. I've
>looked and it is, indeed, not in the list archives.
>I do get bounces and approvals [as both list admin and list moderator]
>and I've not gotten anything about this user's submissions, but still
>they appear to vanish. The list is unmoderated ["Action to take for
>postings from non-members.." is set to Accept]. I have one filter set to
>'hold', and I *have* gotten submissions that got caught by that filter,
>so I know it is working.
>What places am I missing that could get a message just to vanish? [and
>how can I try to make that not happen, or at least log what's happening
>or email me or something]?
If the message was discarded by Mailman, that fact should be logged in
Mailman's vette log.
If it caused some processing exception and was shunted, that fact and a
traceback from the error should be logged in Mailman's error log.
The first step is to check those logs.
Note that given what you've said about the list configuration, I think
the most likely thing is Content filtering is on, text/html is
filtered (not in pass_mime_types) and filter_action is discard so her
text/html post is filtered to empty and discarded.
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