[Mailman-Users] Bad Confirmation String to cancel Message that was too large.

Bryan Carbonnell carbonnb at gmail.com
Mon Apr 3 18:26:55 EDT 2017

On 3 April 2017 at 15:06, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 04/03/2017 12:57 PM, Bryan Carbonnell wrote:
>> Thanks for trying to help me out Mark. I do appreciate it.
> Some of my prior replies may have been misleading. I just did some more
> detailed looking and here's some info.

I've got new tools to help manage my Mailman install, so even if they
were misleading, it's all good.

> First, when a held message is handled via the admindb interface
> (approved, discarded, rejected) the entry in the pending db is not
> removed. This is probably why you have entries in the pending db that
> aren't in the admindb interface.

OK, that makes sense.

> The other side of this is if the user goes to the confirm URL and clicks
> "Continue awaiting approval", the entry in the pending db is removed so
> if the user goes back a second time, she gets the invalid confirmation
> string message.
> This can explain why there is a held message not in the pending db.
> This can obviously come about from the user clicking "Continue awaiting
> approval" and then going back, but conceivably it can happen if the user
> "stutters" on the mouse and clicks more than once and possibly clicks on
> the "Continue awaiting approval" button without really seeing that page.

I've gone back to the user and asked them. So for now, I'm going to
wait and see what they have to say.


Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb at gmail.com
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