[Mailman-Users] illegible message in moderation approval queue

Bryan Blackwell bryan at skiblack.com
Thu Sep 22 22:05:49 EDT 2016

On Sep 22, 2016, at 9:58 PM, Matt Morgan <minxmertzmomo at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a message in a moderation queue. It's from a member (everyone is
> moderated on this list) so I think it's not spam or other junk. But when I
> click to review it, it's not legible. This is all I see in the message
> excerpt:
> IENvbnNkaXNsaXN0DQoNCrOqwMcgaVBob25lv6G8rSC6uLO/
> I feel like I've seen other messages that look encoded/illegible in
> moderation, though I don't have other examples right now. What can cause
> this?
> For what it's worth, the sender is a speaker of a language that uses a
> different character set, so if that's possible cause, that might be the
> reason here.
Hi Matt,

Sometimes it's the encoding.  Selecting "Additionally, forward this message" and sending it to yourself for review can be very helpful.

Of course, it's also possible it's got a forged address and is spam/malware.


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