Since the characters came through the majordomo-users list
successfully, also an unmoderated list, it appears we may
have a bug in the code regarding moderating a list. I am
on vacation this week, and on a project in california the
following week, but maybe another list member can help
before then. If not, I will see what I can do when I get
back. Have you experienced any other characters with the
same problem, or is it generally all characters higher than
ASCII 127, (the extended ASCII set)?
Brett Charbeneau wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Jun 2006, Daniel Liston wrote:
> Hey Dan - thanks for the response!
> DL> What have you done to troubleshoot this, ie. identify majordomo as the
> DL> problem?
> Well, the messages that won't distribute bounce back to the
> moderator with "Approval required:" errors even though she used the
> correct format and password for approved messages.
> In an attempt to troubleshoot I pared down the list to make me the
> only subscriber. I then took the original troublesome post and submitted
> it with the approval password, slicing off lines in the post until it
> distributed, and then seeing what that last line contained. In the
> particular instance I worked with it was actually two lines of text that
> caused trouble:
> "Paxton's 40-year career. A two-time Grammy® nominee, he has received the"
> "Tafelmusik of Toronto and Concerto Köln in addition to other early and"
> Please note the "®" and "ö" in these two lines. Once I removed
> those characters, the message went out to the list as expected.
> I asked my moderator to please paste the contents of future posts
> into Wordpad and then cut and past THAT into Pine for submission. This
> seems to remove most of the special characters like this.
> DL> What is your MTA, and version? What version of majordomo are you
> Sorry I neglected to mention this. Sendmail 8.13.4 (running on
> Debian 3.1).
> Majordomow version is 1.94.5 with no patches that I can find/remember.
> DL> Is your MTA configured to allow non-ASCII characters?
> Good question. I have not altered the default settings in this
> particular area and can't find from SENDMAIL.ORG or Google what the
> default setting for non-ASCII charactersfor this version is. <pout>
> Anyone happen to know?
> DL> Is your global "majordomo.cf" catching "TABOO" regular expressions?
> No, that portion of the majordomo.cf file is still commented out.
> DL> Is the problem specific to one list, or all your lists? Have you
> tried to DL> send a message with foreign characters to another list to
> be certain it is DL> not a configuration issue?
> Using the two line of quoted text as a test message, I tested two of
> our lists. The special characters will go out as-is to the unmoderated
> Using another moderated list as a test, the text would not
> distribute to the list, even with the correct password, until I removed
> the "®" and "ö" then it went out like a champ.
> Please let me know if I can provide more info!
> DL> Brett Charbeneau wrote:
> DL> DL> > One of our MJ lists is a newsletter of sorts and has a
> moderator who
> DL> > sends text to the list by cutting and pasting text from MS
> DL> > FrontPage-prepared HTML pages.
> DL> > Occasionally, this text contains characters from non-English
> sets -
> DL> > mostly accented characters and such - which majordomo seems to
> choke on.
> DL> > As long as these accents are in the text the message cannot be
> DL> > for distribution. Once they are manually removed, the messages go
> out fine.
> DL> > I originally asked the moderator to past her text into Notepad to
> DL> > 'normalize' the text, and THEN cut and past into Pine for and MJ
> DL> > but many of these characters seem to survive this.
> DL> > Is there a way to force MJ to ignore these kinds of characters in
> DL> > the body of a post?
> DL> > DL> DL>