[Mailman-Users] Misleading Email response. Please fix!

Geoff Shang geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Fri Nov 4 19:54:17 CET 2011


I've been meaning to request this for ages.  I don't see this very often, 
but when I do, it gives me a heart attack.

I usually use the web interface for approving messages.  But I 
occasionally do it via Email.  When I do, I get a response back that looks 
like this:

The results of your email command are provided below. Attached is your
original message.

- Results:
     Confirmation succeeded

- Unprocessed:
     Approved: <admin password>

- Done.

----   CUT HERE    -----------------------

To me at least, this suggests that the message has been rejected, not 
approved, as the text says that the approval command was not processed. 
I know this isn't the case because I see the message posted to the list, 
but when I initially saw it, I had a panic as I thought I'd lost a message 
for the list.

Is it possible to fix this so that the message is more clear about what 
has happened?  The "Confirmation succeeded" message is not very 
explanatory, and seen in isolation doesn't really tell you anythying about 
whether the message was approved or rejected.


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