[Mailman-Users] messages getting auto discarded

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Feb 17 03:18:10 EST 2018

On 02/16/2018 11:55 PM, Jim Dory wrote:
> We are on Mailman 2.1.23. CPanel version.
> Here is a typical auto discard vette log entry from a guy who isn't
> subscribed on the particular email he used, but is on other email addresses:
> Feb 16 18:13:35 2018 (1341) Message discarded, msgid: <
> CALKxJoSAAhuBCRZCmmbWFpsrCjdZPwiwy--N95_1BDk4kniMGw at mail.gmail.com>'
>        list: Nome-announce,
>        handler: Moderate

This is a normal non-member discard. it is either because the non-member
address is in discard_these_nonmembers or not in any *_these_nonmembers
and generic_nonmember_action is Discard.

> This message went to a nome-announce.bounces "Auto discard notification" I
> can actually see the message in that notification.

Right. I forgot about forward_auto_discards.

> What has changed in the last month or two is when a non-member used to try
> to post, I would get a nome-announce-bounces "Nome-announce post from
> someone at nome.net requires approval" and the message would be "Post to a
> moderated list".

That should only happen if the post is from a member whose mod bit is
set and member_moderation_action is Hold.

> In that case I could then go into the administrative
> interface "Tend to pending moderator requests" and review who had tried to
> post and act on it one way or another. If it was a local non-spam email I
> could write to the person and tell them to subscribe and give instructions,
> or to use their subscribed email account.

What you are describing is more like a post being held because
generic_nonmember_action is Hold, but then the reason is 'Post by
non-member to a members-only list'

> But now it seems like if anyone
> tries to post with an unsubscribed account, I don't see them unless I go
> through the (up to) hundreds of "Auto discard notification"s. So I'm
> thinking now it isn't to do with any of my spam filters because I haven't
> touched them for several months.. except I did add that ^parsons at nome\.net$
> last entry in the sender filters not too long ago.

It has nothing to do with your spam filters. I think you, perhaps
inadvertently, changed Privacy options... -> Sender filters ->
generic_nonmember_action from Hold to Discard.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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