[Mailman-Users] Problem with Administrative requests for Mailing List

Tim Chesnutt Tim at EpicDartmouth.com
Wed Oct 31 17:02:35 CET 2012

I have enabled mailing lists under cPanel on my hosting package and am 
doing my own testing to ensure I understand how it works before inviting 
other users, and putting the system into service.

Everything was going great with all my tests, till I tried sending a few 
messages to the list from addresses not yet subscribed.

I (as List Administrator), received notice that there were posts that 
needed my authorization to post.

When I visited the "Administrative requests for mailing list" page I see 
all the options, but none of them have any functionality.  That is no 
matter what option or options I select, when I click "Submit All Data" 
the page cycles, and returns with no change in the message status - no 
messages get Accepted, no messages get Rejected, no messages get 
Discarded, and no message is sent back to the author of the post (I have 
tried all possible combinations to see if there were someway to trigger 
action from this page, but to no avail.

In addition to not being able to administer these posts while signed in 
as the List Administrator, I note that I also can not cancel these posts 
from the email address they were originally submitted: When I follow the 
link to  cancel the posting, I am asked for a "confirmation string (i.e. 
/cookie/) that you received in your email message".  There is no 
confirmation string received in the email system message telling me that 
my post is awaiting moderation.

The Mailman version provided is 2.1.14-1, and the hosting company has 
been of no use to date in this question as they are unfamiliar with this 

(there is another quirk that I mention here in case it is in some manner 
related, though I think not:  While in cPanel, looking under the heading 
Mailing Lists, the resulting page allows me to set up mailing lists, but 
for some reason the "modify" link with each mailing list does not take 
me to the Mailing List Administration page but to a broken link.  I had 
not worried about this lack of convenience as I can enter directly)

Thank you, Tim.

Do something EPIC today!

Tim Chesnutt
Race Director
Subaru EPIC Dartmouth

June 30th, 2013 - Three Great Races, One EPIC Day!

AQUA Dartmouth - 3.8k / 180k / 300m
EPIC Dartmouth - 3.8k / 180k / 21.1k
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