[Mailman-Users] Emails (Of a specific Subject/From type) Vanishingbetween Submission by Postfix and Posting to a Mailman List

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Feb 17 23:19:42 CET 2012

Traiano Welcome wrote:
>I have a very strange issue where emails from (only) a particular sender, with a particular subject to a particular list "vanish" once the mta (Postfix) has handed it off to the mailman post command. For example:
>Mail handed off from postfix to mailman:
>Feb 17 10:34:44 listserver postfix/smtpd[5221]: DB3EC7EA7A: client=mx01.mtnbusiness.co.za[xx.yy.zz.oo]
>Feb 17 10:34:44 listserver postfix/cleanup[4002]: DB3EC7EA7A: message-id=<>
>Feb 17 10:34:44 listserver postfix/qmgr[396]: DB3EC7EA7A: from=<support at co.za>, size=12244, nrcpt=2 (queue active)
>Feb 17 10:34:44 listserver postfix/local[4998]: DB3EC7EA7A: to=<monkeynuts at listeserver.mtnbusiness.co.za>, relay=local, delay=0.09, delays=0.01/0/0/0.08, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post monkeynuts)
>Feb 17 10:34:44 listserver postfix/qmgr[396]: DB3EC7EA7A: removed
>When I look for this mail logged in the post log, I see nothing at all.

What's in Mailman's vette log?

The most likely explanation is the message is discarded by
header_filter_rules or maybe content filtering. All such handler
discards are logged in the 'vette' log with the rather cryptic

Message discarded, msgid: ...


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