[Mailman-Users] Message approval by mail

Rob pennguin at mac.com
Fri Jul 15 16:08:04 CEST 2011

I am trying to use the option to approve moderated messages using the 'reply' feature but it doesn't seem to work for me. I add the Approved:<password> header to my reply as the first line in the body, but the message simply arrives back in my inbox unmodified, and the moderated message stays in the queue until I approve it with the web interface. Running v2.1.14



An example of an outgoing 'approval' message is below:

Return-Path: <mailman-bounces at acvr.org>
Received: from murder ([unix socket])
	 by acvr.org (Cyrus v2.3.8-OS X Server 10.5:	9G7013y) with LMTPA;
	 Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:03:46 -0400
X-Sieve: CMU Sieve 2.3
Received: from xserve.petrad.com (localhost [])
	by acvr.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id DE73783962E
	for <treasurer at acvr.org>; Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:03:46 -0400 (EDT)
X-Original-To: xservetestlist-owner at acvr.org
Delivered-To: xservetestlist-owner at acvr.org
Received: from [] (office.petrad.com [])
	by acvr.org (Postfix) with ESMTP id A6DE7839623
	for <xservetestlist-owner at acvr.org>;
	Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:03:45 -0400 (EDT)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v1084)
Subject: Xservetestlist post from mclear at petrad.com requires approval
From: "Robert C. McLear, ACVR Treasurer" <treasurer at acvr.org>
In-Reply-To: <mailman.136.1310738529.140.xservetestlist at acvr.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 10:03:45 -0400
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Message-Id: <A185C472-B229-458B-B579-A001168A12C0 at acvr.org>
References: <mailman.136.1310738529.140.xservetestlist at acvr.org>
To: xservetestlist-owner at acvr.org
X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1084)
Errors-To: mailman-bounces at acvr.org
Sender: mailman-bounces at acvr.org

On Jul 15, 2011, at 10:02 AM, xservetestlist-owner at acvr.org wrote:

> As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
> following mailing list posting:
>   List:    Xservetestlist at acvr.org
>   From:    mclear at petrad.com
>   Subject: test
>   Reason:  Post to moderated list
> At your convenience, visit:
>   http://www.acvr.org/mailman/admindb/xservetestlist
> to approve or deny the request.
> From: Robert McLear <mclear at petrad.com>
> Date: July 15, 2011 10:02:02 AM EDT
> To: xservetestlist at acvr.org
> Subject: test
> test
> From: xservetestlist-request at acvr.org
> Date: July 15, 2011 10:02:09 AM EDT
> Subject: confirm dda15190a0e5ffa59d0894b92f7a9efface6b70b
> If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
> Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
> spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
> with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
> to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
> of the body of the reply.

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