[Mailman-Users] lacking notifications when mails are held for moderation

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 13 03:47:14 EST 2017

On 02/13/2017 12:11 AM, Christina Endemann wrote:
> Is there something else I can do about this? 

If you have access to the logs on the Mailman server you should see the

In Mailman's vette log there will be and entry of the form

Timestamp (pid) listname post from user at example.com held,
message-id=<...>: reason

Note the timestamp

in Mailman's smtp log within a few seconds after the vette log timestamp
there will be 3 messages similar to:

Timestamp (pid) <mailman.nn.tttttttttt.pppp.listname at example.com> smtp
to listname for 1 recips, completed in ...

The first of these is the held message notice to the poster assumind the
lists respond_to_post_requests is Yes. Otherwise there will be only the
next ones.

The second is like the first except the nn in mailman.nn.tttttttttt will
be the first nn +1. This is the admin notice sent to the listname-owner
address. The third is like the second except it is the resend from
listname-owner to the owner and moderator addresses and the '1 recips'
will be the total number of owners and moderators.

Then look in the system mail log at the time of these timestamps to see
if these messages were delivered.

Also, whether or not you have access to the logs, try sending an
ordinary email to the listname-owner at ... address and see what happens.
It should be delivered to you, but it might bounce which will be the

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