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Hello all,

I have a list admin who tells me that sometimes notifications of
pending subscriptions aren't going out to him. I had reason to doubt
him, but he has just sent me an example of a pending registration from
yesterday by jenny_zhaochin@[redacted].com and I had a look in the
logs:

$ sudo -u mailman ./list_admins midfex
List: midfex, Owners: sherwindu@[redacted].net
$ grep -B 30 -A 30 jenny_zhaochin /var/log/maillog |grep -i sherwin
$ grep "jenny_zhaochin.*250 ok" /var/log/maillog
Jun 14 21:42:12 [redacted] postfix/smtp[4475]: C069C4C021: to=<jenny_zhaochin@[redacted].com>, relay=[redacted], delay=1, status=sent (250 ok dirdel)

Any ideas?

Cheers,
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Crist?bal Palmer
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  • Mark Sapiro at Jun 16, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    On 6/15/2010 11:15 AM, Crist?bal Palmer wrote:
    I have a list admin who tells me that sometimes notifications of
    pending subscriptions aren't going out to him. I had reason to doubt
    him, but he has just sent me an example of a pending registration from
    yesterday by jenny_zhaochin@[redacted].com and I had a look in the
    logs:

    $ sudo -u mailman ./list_admins midfex
    List: midfex, Owners: sherwindu@[redacted].net
    $ grep -B 30 -A 30 jenny_zhaochin /var/log/maillog |grep -i sherwin
    $ grep "jenny_zhaochin.*250 ok" /var/log/maillog
    Jun 14 21:42:12 [redacted] postfix/smtp[4475]: C069C4C021: to=<jenny_zhaochin@[redacted].com>, relay=[redacted], delay=1, status=sent (250 ok dirdel)

    What is the subscribe_policy for this list? if it is "Confirm", there is
    no notice to the admin, just a confirmation to the user until the user
    confirms and the owner is perhaps notified of the new member, and if it
    is "Confirm and approve" the admin approval isn't sent until after the
    user Confirms.

    Since the last grep above shows no incoming message, this is apparently
    not an email subscribe, so the outgoing message is not a "results of
    your email commands" and is apparently the confirmation request sent to
    the user. So it seems OK to me.

    Aside: If this were a situation where there were "simultaneous" notices
    to the user and the owner, as for example, a notice of a held post sent
    to the poster and a notice of post needing approval to the owner, the
    message to the user and the message to the actual owner could easily be
    more that 30 maillog messages apart as the owner's message is first sent
    to the list's -owner address and needs to be received by Mailman and
    requeued for ultimate sending to the actual owners and moderators.

    --
    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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