[Mailman-Users] Unable to approve messages

Alex TW LAM alex_tw_lam at hkpo.gov.hk
Mon Sep 10 03:21:10 CEST 2012

The source file looked like this, it was posted using Thunderbird.

Message-ID: <504D3F9D.202@<hostname>.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:17:17 +0800
From: <person> <person>@<hostname>.com>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:15.0) Gecko/20120824 Thunderbird/15.0
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: testlist-request@<hostname>.com
Subject: Re: confirm 428de52f22d37c5175c0182148fb8bb7e3dcc356
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-header-AAKDJ08: NULL

Approved: <password>

On 1/1/1970 8:00 AM, testlist-request@<hostname>.com wrote:
> <pre wrap>
> If you reply to this message, keeping the Subject: header intact,
> Mailman will discard the held message.  Do this if the message is
> spam.  If you reply to this message and include an Approved: header
> with the list password in it, the message will be approved for posting
> to the list.  The Approved: header can also appear in the first line
> of the body of the reply.
> </pre></body>
> </html>
> </html>


On 9/7/2012 11:18 PM, Carl Zwanzig wrote:
> On 9/7/2012 12:05 AM, Alex TW LAM wrote:
>> But after they entered "Approved <mod pw>" in the first line of the 
>> confirm
>> mail (email command). Nothing would happened, list members would not 
>> receive
>> posted, nor would the moderator received "Confirmation succeeded" 
>> message.
> Did they change email clients or domains? IIRC, the Approved line has 
> to be the first line of the message body, and some MUAs add other 
> spacing or headers. Have them bcc you on an approve message and then 
> look at the raw message itself.
> I think this might be a FAQ, but I'm not going to check at the moment.
> z!

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