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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Mar 10 19:32:11 CET 2011

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:

>Doug Gaff writes:
> > 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.
>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.

Not only is auto-discard by content filtering the most likely
explanation, in the case of auto-discard following moderator approval.
it is the only explanation. The other possible auto-discards would
have either occured before the post's being held for moderator
approval or would have been bypassed for an approved post.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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