[Mailman-Users] Message may contain ... administrivia?

Steve Matzura sm at noisynotes.com
Sat Oct 3 01:46:04 CEST 2015

Guilty as charged. On several counts. Oy!

On Thu, 01 Oct 2015 08:56:57 +0200, you wrote:

>In a message of Thu, 01 Oct 2015 01:35:02 -0400, Steve Matzura writes:
>>Well now I've seen everything. Why would Mailman send a return message
>>to a subscriber to a mailing list that says their message couldn't be
>>posted to the mailing list because "message may contain
>If your subject contains just one of these words, or this word
>followed by a reasonable number of arguments, or if the content
>of your message is again, one line, one of these words, or one of them
>followed by a reasonable number of arguments, then your message can
>be held.
>    # admin keyword: (minimum #args, maximum #args)
>    'confirm':     (1, 1),
>    'help':        (0, 0),
>    'info':        (0, 0),
>    'lists':       (0, 0),
>    'options':     (0, 0),
>    'password':    (2, 2),
>    'remove':      (0, 0),
>    'set':         (3, 3),
>    'subscribe':   (0, 3),
>    'unsubscribe': (0, 1),
>    'who':         (0, 0),
>    }
>You can turn this off. Under general options, look for
>(Administrivia filter) Check postings and intercept ones that seem to be administrative requests?
>I mostly turn mine off, as I haven't found it very useful. It would be
>a good idea if your list was plagued by people trying to be sophisticated
>in using the list commands and mailing the list rather than list-request.
>This sort of thing happens to me about once every 5 years, over the
>management of a large number of lists.  It is more common for me to get
>mail on lists Subject: I don't understand this error
>Help <some wretched error number generated by microsoft>
>I am curious -- does mailman 3 have this feature?

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