[Mailman-Users] individual moderation notices stopped suddenly

Larry Kuenning larry at qhpress.org
Sun Sep 3 14:28:00 EDT 2017

Currently running Mailman 2.1.9 with a low-volume moderated list called 
kuenning-relatives at qhpress.org.  I'm supposed to receive notifications 
of posts to be moderated at kuenning-relatives-owner at qhpress.org, both 
as single notifications as the posts come in and as daily batch 
notifications (normally at 8:00 AM) if there are any accumulated posts 
from the day before.

On Aug. 31 I received, as usual, a single-post notification,
 > Subject: Kuenning-Relatives post from [user at domain] requires approval
which I acted on promptly.

On Sept. 1 at 8:00 AM I received a daily summary notification,
 > Subject: 1 Kuenning-Relatives moderator request(s) waiting
covering one post for which there had _not_ been a single-post 
notification (not the above post but a reply to it).

Again this morning, Sept. 3, I got another summary,
 > Subject: 4 Kuenning-Relatives moderator request(s) waiting
covering 4 posts for _none_ of which there had been any single-post 

This sudden and unexpected loss of the immediate single-post 
notifications naturally makes it harder to moderate the posts in a 
timely fashion.

No changes were made to the list or the mailman setup during the 
relevant time period.

Where should I look in the mailman logs for clues about what's wrong?  I 
tried cd-ing to the log directory (/var/log/mailman) and grepping for 
the notification address kuenning-relatives-owner at qhpress.org, but 
nothing turned up.

P.S.  I know I'd be better off if I could upgrade from 2.1.9 to 
something that can cope with DMARC, but this is a Plesk setup and I'm 
afraid to mess with it for fear of breaking something.  Any advice about 
this would be welcome but isn't the main subject of this query.

Larry Kuenning
larry at qhpress.org

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