[Mailman-Users] Facebook invite not rejected

Russell Clemings rclemings at gmail.com
Sun Nov 15 21:58:35 CET 2009

That looks like it. There's nothing like that in the mbox file but I
just sent an invite from my Facebook page to myself at a different
address and the "reply to" address was the one attached to my page. So
I guess Facebook uses its own address for "from" and the user's
address for "reply to." Makes sense for them I guess. Annoys me.



On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:09 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Russell Clemings wrote:
>>A Facebook invite from invite+zrdoovf=cerf at facebookmail.com got posted
>>to two of our lists last night and I can't figure out why it wasn't
>>rejected. It came from a user who was subscribed to both lists, but at
>>a gmail address. I suspect he gave Facebook access to his address book
>>but as I said that facebookmail.com address is not a subscriber.
>>generic_nonmember_action is reject
>>forward_auto_discards is yes
>>accept_these_nonmembers. hold_these_nonmembers,
>>reject_these_nonmembers and discard_these_nonmembers are all empty
>>but ... (listname masked here, the rest is accurate)
>>/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/logs/post:20404:Nov 15 01:12:06
>>2009 (13887) post to listname-talk from
>>invite+zrdoozozoigf at facebookmail.com, size=3308,
>>message-id=<7f9ef7cb2a8b3dff5957c17d3bb09ace at>, success
>>/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/logs/post:20405:Nov 15 01:12:07
>>2009 (13887) post to listname-teach from
>>invite+zrdoovf=cerf at facebookmail.com, size=3332,
>>message-id=<708a4ec208c585f01494cd7393f0b309 at>, success
>>Nothing in the other logs (except smtp) and nothing fishy in the
>>headers that I can see.
> The sender reported in the post log messages above comes from either
> the From: header or possibly the Sender: header (if
> USE_ENVELOPE_SENDER is set true in mm_cfg.py) of the incoming message.
> However, membership tests will test all of the From: header, the
> envelope sender (unix From_ or Return-Path:), the Reply-To: header and
> the Sender: header, and if any of these contains a member address, the
> post is deemed to be from a member.
> If the original Reply-To: is stripped by the list, it is lost, but the
> other information is in the message in the
> archives/private/LISTNAME.mbox/LISTNAME.mbox/ file.
> --
> 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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