[Mailman-Users] Subscribed, received Welcome, but no articles.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Sep 4 17:43:44 CEST 2010

StealthMonger wrote:
>I have subscribed to four different mailman mailing lists over the
>past year or so.  Only one is sending both articles and reminders.
>- From another, I receive the monthly reminders but no articles.  A
>third is sending neither.  And now this one is sending no articles.

I don't have access to the MTA logs at mail.python.org, but even so, I
am certain that the mailman-users at python.org list has been sending
posts to your address. Also, it appears that no bounces of these posts
have been returned to Mailman.

Since you do receive some mail (at least the welcome) from all the
lists and you receive posts from one list, it is difficult to
understand what might distinguish the mail you do receive from that
which you don't receive.

E.g. list posts are sent with Precedence: list, but you do receive
posts from one list; list Welcome is sent with Precedence: bulk and it
would seem that if Precedence: list mail is filtered, Precedence: bulk
would be too.

>In all cases, subscription was via email, and confirmation and Welcome
>completed as expected.
>In all cases, X-Mailman-Version: is 2.1.9 or 2.1.12.
>In all cases, email response to "set show" /is/ received, and shows
>delivery on and reminders on.

There is no reason that I can see or imagine why your address would be
singled out to not be sent posts from this or any other list if
delivery is enabled which it is.

I think it must be some filtering in the path from the list(s) to you
that is dropping the mail. The only thing I can even guess that might
be causing this is subject prefixing. Does the list from which you
receive posts have a subject prefix of the form [listname]? If not, is
it possible that something is filtering mail that does. If so, you may
not receive this either even though it is directly addressed to you.

In case this is the problem, I will send another copy directly to you
without the [Mailman-Users] subject prefix. It will be interesting to
see what you get.

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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