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moderated approval message loses and alters formatting #bug

Glenn Glazer
 

For example, in a recent Message Approval email, a line looks like:

*So, at our meetings starting on 3/24, we're going to use the Zoom waiting
room feature. Guests will be respectfully asked to identify themselves and
will be admitted into the session when they do so.*

whereas in the approved email sent out to the group, it looks like:

So, at our meetings starting on 3/24, we're going to use the Zoom waiting room feature. Guests will be respectfully asked to identify themselves and will be admitted into the session when they do so.

In case the formatting of this email gets mangled, in the first case the text is surrounded by asterisks and formatted to a short (80?) column width and in the actual email, it is properly underlined and there are no inserted line breaks.

Best,

Glenn


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PG&E Delenda Est


moderated On hashtag definition screen, make Lock Topic subordinate to Topic Duration #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

Hi Mark,

To avoid confusion between Lock Topic and Locked on the hashtag definition screen, can we make the Lock Topic checkbox subordinate to the Topic Duration and only active when the Duration is something other than Forever?



Making Lock Topic active only when the Duration is changed would keep that option in line with recent Advanced Preference changes regarding Following Only and First Message Also etc. As it stands, Lock Topic can be checked on its own but has no effect.

Thanks,
Andy


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

On Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 6:22 PM J_Catlady <j.olivia.catlady@...> wrote:
The log entry for a recently sent message looks like this:
[name redacted] <[redacted] @hotmail.com> sent message #29269, =?UTF-8?B?UmU6IFtGZWxpbmVfU0NMXSBSdXN0eeKAmXMgc2lkZSBlZmZlY3Rz?= via email

This should be fixed now for all activity log entries.

Thanks,
Mark 


moderated Re: spamcop.net blocking groups.io? #misc

Duane
 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 12:53 PM, Marv Waschke wrote:
how do others feel about Spamcop?
Even the spamcop site says that email providers should NOT depend solely on their service.  Setting up a whitelist for users to add to is one of their recommendations.  I'm pretty sure the providers that have serious problems are only using spamcop and no additional filtering.

This appears to have been a situation caused by one group owner.  They direct added a spamcop honey trap address that triggered the whole thing, then did it again at least once.  IMNSHO, blocking an entire site (GIO) due to one group's indiscretion is way overboard.

Duane


moderated Re: spamcop.net blocking groups.io? #misc

Dave Wade
 

Marv,

 

The blocking of several thousand e-mails because a couple of SPAM items gets sent is totally disproportionate.

Then as I am sure it, or its users need to white lists gmail, yahoo & Microsoft (Hotmail, outlook) where some spam originates,

The real nasties still seem to slip through. I think the blacklist approach is totally broken.

 

Dave

 

From: main@beta.groups.io <main@beta.groups.io> On Behalf Of Marv Waschke
Sent: 10 March 2021 18:53
To: main@beta.groups.io
Subject: Re: [beta] spamcop.net blocking groups.io? #misc

 

Early on in this thread, I thought that Spamcop was not acting responsibly and considered doing some research, then complaining to my email provider. As this unfolds, I have started to change my mind. Blocking the groups.io server temporarily might have been a little precipitate, and certainly annoying to many groups.io users, but, on the whole, perhaps warranted.

I hope I am not abusing this forum by asking, but how do others feel about Spamcop? Worth raising a fuss about, or not? Best, Marv


moderated Re: spamcop.net blocking groups.io? #misc

Marv Waschke
 

Early on in this thread, I thought that Spamcop was not acting responsibly and considered doing some research, then complaining to my email provider. As this unfolds, I have started to change my mind. Blocking the groups.io server temporarily might have been a little precipitate, and certainly annoying to many groups.io users, but, on the whole, perhaps warranted.

I hope I am not abusing this forum by asking, but how do others feel about Spamcop? Worth raising a fuss about, or not? Best, Marv


moderated Re: Follow-up message to a request to join a group #suggestion

Derek Milliner
 

Hank,

If your group is set for restricted membership then you can create a Pending notice (see https://groups.io/helpcenter/ownersmanual/1/managing-member-notices/pending-subscription-notice) which will be sent automatically to a new subscription request. You have to explicitly make the notice active, there's no default notice.


moderated Re: Follow-up message to a request to join a group #suggestion

Andy Wedge
 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 05:44 PM, Hank Seamon wrote:
I have not seen a pending subscription message
It's a type of Member Notice that you would need to define.

Andy


moderated Re: Follow-up message to a request to join a group #suggestion

Hank Seamon
 

I am not sure as I have not seen a pending subscription message.  Nobody has supplied additional information yet, though.
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Hank S.
Littlestown, PA
One mailbox from a Gettysburg address


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

The emailed one was from hotmail and the web one was from gmail. Pretty sure that the gmail user was on her iphone. I can check.
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J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

Duane
 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 09:30 AM, Dave Sergeant wrote:
But for some reason I
have seen some GIO messages with UTF-8 subject lines.
I see them now and then.  They always seem to originate with phones and Yahoo mail that use base64.  I haven't noticed any others.

Duane


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

Dave Sergeant
 

UTF-8 is not supported in email headers, including subject lines, as
everything in the header should be plain text. But for some reason I
have seen some GIO messages with UTF-8 subject lines.

Dave

On 10 Mar 2021 at 6:42, JohnF via groups.io wrote:

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 08:29 AM, J_Catlady wrote:

[name and email address redacted] sent message #29279,
=?UTF-8?B?UmU6IFJ1c3R54oCZcyBzaWRlIGVmZmVjdHM=?= (
It's a base64 encode. If you go to https://www.base64decode.org/ and
put the "UmU6IFJ1c3R54oCZcyBzaWRlIGVmZmVjdHM=" part of that message into
the upper box and hit the DECODE button, it translates to "Re: RustyTMs
side effects".

Chances are it shouldn't be written this way into the Group Activity
Log.

JohnF

http://davesergeant.com


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

Mark,
Here's a link to my group's activity log, in case you want to check this out:
https://groups.io/g/Feline_Smallcell_Lymphoma/activity
The message numbers are 29273 and 29279.
Thanks.
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

Just wanted to point out that yesterday's message was via email and today's was via the web. So it's happening from both sources.
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 06:42 AM, JohnF wrote:
Chances are it shouldn't be written this way into the Group Activity Log.
Ya think? ;)
 
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 08:29 AM, J_Catlady wrote:

[name and email address redacted] sent message #29279,
=?UTF-8?B?UmU6IFJ1c3R54oCZcyBzaWRlIGVmZmVjdHM=?= (
It's a base64 encode. If you go to https://www.base64decode.org/ and put the "UmU6IFJ1c3R54oCZcyBzaWRlIGVmZmVjdHM=" part of that message into the upper box and hit the DECODE button, it translates to "Re: Rusty’s side effects".

Chances are it shouldn't be written this way into the Group Activity Log.

JohnF


moderated Re: Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

Another one this morning, from a different member:
[name and email address redacted] sent message #29279, =?UTF-8?B?UmU6IFJ1c3R54oCZcyBzaWRlIGVmZmVjdHM=?= via web
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu


moderated Re: Follow-up message to a request to join a group #suggestion

Chris Jones
 

On Wed, Mar 10, 2021 at 02:06 PM, Hank Seamon wrote:
2) would like an automatic email to that person asking for more information.
Is that requirement not met with the existing Pending Subscription message?

Chris


moderated Follow-up message to a request to join a group #suggestion

Hank Seamon
 

We have an owners group (Roadtrek RV).  The usual procedure is a Moderators has a notice that they joined via PayPal.  When we receive the notice a Moderator will sign them up and notify them about the email discussion (CyberRally) options, etc.

BUT, once in a while someone will get the 'subscribe' notice and send us a request to join. The hitch is we do not necessarily know anything other than their email address on the request.

We then have to dig into records with only their email address to see if they are a member.

REQUEST:  I there a way to have that 'subscribe' email generate a follow-up email to that person asking for more informaton. It could be a general message or, optionally, edited for the specific group so that any group could modify that message.

Summarized:

1) request to join received with only an email
2) would like an automatic email to that person asking for more information.
3) the message could be general for all groups or be modified to each groups request.


--
Hank S.
Littlestown, PA
One mailbox from a Gettysburg address


moderated Weird message title in group activity log #bug

 

The log entry for a recently sent message looks like this:
[name redacted] <[redacted] @hotmail.com> sent message #29269, =?UTF-8?B?UmU6IFtGZWxpbmVfU0NMXSBSdXN0eeKAmXMgc2lkZSBlZmZlY3Rz?= via email
--
J

Messages are the sole opinion of the author, especially the fishy ones.
My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. - Desmond Tutu

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