[Bug 531081] [NEW] Multiple copies of a single attachment accumulate in a lists archive.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Mar 3 02:10:33 CET 2010

Public bug reported:

This is not Bug #266749. It is a different issue.

After multiple fixes, we have arrived at the current situation wherein
if there is a message in a list's digest.mbox which throws an exception
in digest processing, the exception is logged and processing aborted.
This normally results in the missing digests being noticed and
investigated, the log messages being found, the problem message in the
digest.mbox fixed or removed, and normal digest processing being

If however, the list allows attachments which are scrubbed from the
plain digest, the processing of the digest will store all attachments
from messages prior to the one causing the exception. On a busy list,
there can be many digests triggered by size before the problem is
discovered and each attempt at producing a digest results in the same
set of attachments being scrubbed and stored again in the archive
potentially wasting much space.

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Medium
     Assignee: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
         Status: New

Multiple copies of a single attachment accumulate in a lists archive.
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