notification e-mail and web interface out of sync

Bug #266410 reported by Hammerandtongs on 2007-10-29
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GNU Mailman

Bug Description

When a list adminstration asks for daily (say) e-mail notification of all
pending messages awaiting moderation, the resulting e-mail lists those
messages in time-forward order (and succinctly).

By contrast, the web interface lists all pending messages awaiting
moderation in author-alphabetic order (and verbosely).

For a busy list, this makes the mail useless as one must, for a second
time, read through the (verbose) list of messages looking for what you want
to save while you delete the 95% spam. (Busy here means >100 spams per

If the interface for deleting it is in time forward order, then one can
actually say "All entries through 9:34am can be deleted" even if the effect
is limited to confirming that what was in the e-mail notification and what
is displayed on the web interface are the same or not.

If the interface is in alphabetic order by author, then newly arrived spam
is inserted at an arbiitrary location into the list. As such, even a page
reload means you have to start over from the top.

Note that the ~mailman account is *NOT* available to list managers at this
site (, so such things as are irrelevant.




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