[Mailman-Users] individual moderation notices stopped suddenly

Larry Kuenning larry at qhpress.org
Sun Sep 3 17:19:14 EDT 2017

On 9/3/2017 3:11 PM, Richard Damon wrote:

> I believe it is intentional that you do not get notified for post held
> for 'emergency moderation'. My understanding of the purpose of
> 'emergency moderation' is for a short term emergency when a lot of 'bad'
> posts (like spam) are getting to the list. It is intended to be a short
> term patch till you can figure out a better method, then you will turn
> off the emergency moderation. In this case you will likely get flooded
> with moderation messages for posts held for the emergency moderation,
> and you are likely going to be able to check the web interface
> frequently while you are working on it.

I see.  That makes sense for the typical high-volume "emergency" such as 
a spam attack or flame war.

In my case the "emergency" on this very low-volume list was that one 
cousin had requested other cousins' personal data to help arrange an 
aunt's bequests, and the list's reply_goes_to_list setting was creating 
a risk of the requested private info being accidentally sent to too many 
recipients.  I could have turned off reply_goes_to_list but most 
subscribers were used to the old setting.

Thanks, I guess my technical questions have been answered (apart from 
the probably unanswerable matter of how to get Plesk to accept a recent 
version of mailman).

Larry Kuenning
larry at qhpress.org

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