[Mailman-Users] Approve/Deny moderated posts via email - my failure to understand how

Drew Tenenholz drew.tenenholz at isid.org
Mon May 19 17:09:30 CEST 2014

All --

I must be confused about approving/denying moderated posts via email.  Let's assume that, for the time being, I do not have access to the moderator web interface and MUST use email.

When a moderated message came in this morning, I _thought_ I followed the instructions by hitting reply, then adding the Approved header to the top of the message body as below.

What happened instead was that my message (I'm also an approved list member) got sent to the list VERBATIM, including the display of the list password.  This is a minor list, and the damage is minimal, but I don't want this to happen again.  I've had similar problems before, and thus stayed clear of the email method to approve/deny, but now that the web interface is down, I NEED this to work correctly.

What's the trick to being able to approve/deny via email?

Drew Tenenholz

>To: list-owner at domain.tld
>From: drew.tenenholz at isid.org (a list owner)
>Subject: Re: LISTNAME post from sender at domain.tld requires approval
>Body:  Approved: <password>
>and the rest of the message...
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>MIME-Version: 1.0
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
>following mailing list posting:
>    List:    LISTNAME at donain.tld
>    From:    sender at gmail.com
>    Subject: Fwd: Some sily subject
>    Reason:  Message body is too big: 1173463 bytes with a limit of 400 KB

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