[Mailman-Users] pending request email unreadable

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 1 16:56:56 CET 2010

On 11/30/2010 7:45 AM, Guillaume Chartrand wrote:
> Hi, I receive some pending request for a list who I'm the administrator and moderator and in the message body on the web interface is unreadable, it's just something like that
> Sm9saSBib25uZXQgZGUgbGFpbmUgbGFpc3PDqSBwb3VyIG1vcnQgYXUgZGVybmllciBJbnRlckNB
> Q0Ugw6AgQ2hpY291dGltaS4gSWwgZXN0IGJydW4gZXQgYmVpZ2UgYXZlYyBkZXMgb3JlaWxsZXMg
> Z2Vsw6kgZGVzIG9yZWlsbGVzIGxlIHdlZWstZW5kIGRlcm5pZXI/Pz8/DQoNCk1hbm9uIExhcGll
> J2Vudmlyb25uZW1lbnQNCmNvbnNlaWwgZGUgdmllIMOpdHVkaWFudGUNCkPDqWdlcCBkZSBjaGlj

In older releases, base64 and quoted-printable encoded message bodies
were not decoded for display in the admindb interface. This is a bug
<https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/629738>. It was fiuxed in
Mailman 2.1.4.

> But if I approved this message it's send in readable format for all the user list. Why this can happens? I can't verify if it's appropriate content and I need to approve it to see it, it's not useful.
> I use mailman 2.1.6 on red hat 4 server with sendmail server and ASSP server to block spam. Some test message appears fine and some other is unreadable.

Install Mailman 2.1.14 from source. If you are using a RedHat package,
see the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/KYCB> and the mailman-developers
post linked therefrom before you do this.

Alternatively, you can copy the base64 encoded text and paste it into a
stand alone decoder.

Or, as Ralf suggests, if you set admin_immed_notify to Yes for the list,
you will get an email notice of the held post which should be readable.

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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