Make password mailing RFC 3834 compliant

Bug #558240 reported by kylev on 2006-04-04
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Low
Barry Warsaw
2.1
Medium
Mark Sapiro
2.2
Medium
Mark Sapiro

Bug Description

RFC 3834 specifies that messages generated
automatically by periodic automatic jobs should contain
an Auto-Submitted header with a 'auto-generated' value;
a 1-line patch does this for the cron'ed month
membership reminder.

This helps avoid loops and potential "sorcerers
apprentice mode" when hitting well mannered vaction
programs that recognize RFC 3834 headers. There is
probably more work to do in mailman related to this
RFC, as well.

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kylev (kylev) wrote :

The file passwd-rfc3834.patch was added: Add RFC 3834 header to monthly membership reminder

lkoeller (lkoeller-users) wrote :

Logged In: YES
user_id=412469
Originator: NO

Absolutely usefull feature!

Should be implemented as soon as possible!!

Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

I fixed this as suggested in the patch attached to comment #1. It should really be addressed in the send() method of the Message.UserNotification() class, except that it may not be possible to correctly decide there whether the appropriate value is auto-generated vs. auto-replied, thus it may require modifying all the callers anyway.

Invitations and (un)subscription confirmations have already been fixed per LP:265831.

Changed in mailman:
assignee: nobody → Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → 2.1.16
status: New → Fix Committed
Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2012-11-02
tags: added: mailman3
no longer affects: mailman/3.0
tags: removed: mailman3

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On Fri, Nov 2, 2012 at 1:57 AM, Barry Warsaw <email address hidden>wrote:

> ** Also affects: mailman/2.1
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Also affects: mailman/2.2
> Importance: Undecided
> Status: New
>
> ** Also affects: mailman/3.0
> Importance: Medium
> Assignee: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
> Status: Fix Committed
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.1
> Milestone: None => 2.1.16
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.1
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.1
> Importance: Undecided => Medium
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.1
> Status: New => Fix Committed
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.2
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.2
> Importance: Undecided => Medium
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/3.0
> Status: Fix Committed => New
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/3.0
> Importance: Medium => Low
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/3.0
> Assignee: Mark Sapiro (msapiro) => Barry Warsaw (barry)
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/3.0
> Milestone: 2.1.16 => None
>
> ** Changed in: mailman/2.2
> Status: New => Fix Committed
>
> ** No longer affects: mailman/3.0
>
> --
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/558240
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> Title:
> Make password mailing RFC 3834 compliant
>
> Status in GNU Mailman:
> New
> Status in GNU Mailman 2.1 series:
> Fix Committed
> Status in GNU Mailman 2.2 series:
> Fix Committed
>
> Bug description:
> RFC 3834 specifies that messages generated
> automatically by periodic automatic jobs should contain
> an Auto-Submitted header with a 'auto-generated' value;
> a 1-line patch does this for the cron'ed month
> membership reminder.
>
> This helps avoid loops and potential "sorcerers
> apprentice mode" when hitting well mannered vaction
> programs that recognize RFC 3834 headers. There is
> probably more work to do in mailman related to this
> RFC, as well.
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/558240/+subscriptions
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