How to release a Trivial Reply message.

What is a "Trivial Reply"?

At, we offer Mailing Lists the Trivial Reply setting to reduce low value posts.

For example, someone replies to the entire Mailing List to thank a person for their answer to a question. The response is simply "Thanks!".

This response typically should be sent to the author, not the entire Mailing List.

How does it work?

Our system looks for replies that are short and contain keywords like "Thanks".

If found, our system sends a message to the author saying their message has been held for their approval.

Example approval email

SUBJECT:  Please reply to release your Mailing List message (no. 154879524)

The system thought your message to the List looked like a private reply.

Therefore, it decided to hold your message, and ask you to confirm.

If this message was indeed meant for the entire List to see,

please reply to this message, and we will release it.

How do I release my message?

Simply reply to the approval email, leaving the Subject Line intact. No other text or message is needed.

Our system does not read the body of your reply. It uses the Subject line number to find the original message and release it to the Mailing List.

What happens if I don't reply?

If you do not reply, our system assumes you do not approve. The message will not be sent to the Mailing List. After a period of time, the message is deleted from our system.