[pmwiki-users] Message to the group was bounced

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Thu Sep 15 08:22:16 CDT 2005

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 08:06:10AM -0500, David Sovinski wrote:
> This is the 3rd message I've sent in about a month that was bounced for the 
> reason:
>     your mail to 'pmwiki-users' with the subject
>        Re: [pmwiki-users] save problem
>     Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
>     The reason it is being held:
>        Message has implicit destination
> ***** What exactly does this mean? 

"Message has implicit destination" means that the mailing list
server is receiving the message, but it doesn't see the mailing
list itself mentioned in the "To:" or "Cc:" lines.  In the most
recent instance, the message headers looked like (excerpted here):

    Message-ID: <4328E3A7.9060907 at aslandata.com>
    Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 21:59:51 -0500
    From: David Sovinski <aslan at aslandata.com>
    User-Agent: Mozilla Thunderbird 1.0.6 (Windows/20050716)
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Re: [pmwiki-users] save problem
    In-Reply-To: <4328A59B.7020107 at aslandata.com>

Since the mailing list didn't see its address listed in a "To:"
or "Cc:" header, it put the message on hold until a moderator (me)
can look at it.

Is there some sort of setting that is causing your mail program to 
put the mailing address in a blind-carbon-copy, or otherwise forgetting
to set the "To:" header...?

> Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
> notification of the moderator's decision.
> **** Those other messages did not get either moderator approval and no 
> notification other than silence.

Oops, my fault -- sorry about that!  Normally mailman sends me a 
message when there are messages needing moderator approval, but 
for some reason it hasn't been sending me those messages, so I 
didn't know there were moderated messages needing approval.  I'll 
double-check the mailing list configuration to try and prevent 
this in the future...


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