Posting limited to subscribers


I subscribe to mailing lists on, but I send from different shells where the return path isn’t the same.

So time and time again I can’t contribute to free software mailing lists. Mailman typically gives me a:

Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval. The reason it is being held: Post by non-member to a members-only list

Whilst the human moderator usually never moderates (blame spam) or moderates far too late. Thank you Debian list managers for getting your policy right…

The fix for Linux users is simple. A mutt configuration like:

set envelope_from=no set sendmail='/usr/lib/sendmail -oem -oi -f'

Will normalise your return path, no matter which shell you use.


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