[Mailman-Users] messages discarded after approval

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 7 19:49:08 EST 2017

On 02/07/2017 02:04 PM, Matt Morgan wrote:
> Here are some lines from the vette log that seem to show exactly what he
> reports (I've anonymized the sender address, but it matches the poster he
> mentioned). What's going on here? It looks like the messages came in, were
> approved a few days later, then discarded one second after approval. Am I
> reading it right? If so, what would have caused this?

Yes, you're reading it right.

> Feb 02 16:29:38 2017 (11509) Message discarded, msgid: <
> MWHPR04MB0703EB5C6192DE93482E4AAEFF4A0 at MWHPR04MB0703.namprd04.prod.outlook.com
>> '

The message was discarded by a handler after it was approved. I think
the only way this can happen is if content filtering removes the entire
message, e.g. an HTML only message to a list that doesn't accept HTML.

Note that in Mailman 2.1.19+ the vette log entry for an auto discard
give the list name and the name of the handler that did the discard.

> I checked and that address is not among the "automatically discard"
> addresses in Sender Filters, in case that matters.

If that were the reason, it would have been discarded without ever being

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