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

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Nov 5 01:00:40 CET 2011

Geoff Shang wrote:
>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.

Please report this as a bug at

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