[Mailman-Users] Messages approved never show up on list

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Mar 10 07:21:07 CET 2011

Doug Gaff writes:

 > I'm trying to track down a problem related to message from one
 > particular emailer not showing up on a list.
 > This person is not subscribed to the list. They send a message, and
 > the moderator approves the message, but it never shows up on the
 > list.

Look in the logs.  You will probably find a log entry saying that the
message was discarded.  Unfortunately, you probably won't find a
reason listed there.

The most probable reason for the discard is that the person violated
the content rules of the list.  A typical scenario is that (1) they
post in HTML-only format, (2) the list is set to strip HTML, and (3)
the message ends up empty of content once the HTML is stripped.
Without seeing your full configuration, and perhaps a sample message,
it's hard to say, though.

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