[Mailman-Users] Need to clear administrative requests

Christopher P. Lindsey lindsey at mallorn.com
Wed Nov 22 04:12:24 CET 2000

> One of our lists got spammed and as a result there are over 3000
> administrative requests pending.  When i try following the "pending
> requests" link, it hangs for a while (the python process reaches 73MB
> of usage), and then fails silently ("The document has no data").  What
> is the simplest way to clear them all out?  This is the latest 1.x
> release of Mailman, and python 1.5.2.

Use withlist:

   > python -i $prefix/bin/withlist -l [listname]
   >>> m.requests={}
   >>> m.Save()
   >>> ^D

^D is [CTRL]-D, hit simultaneously.

Remember, this removes *ALL* pending administrative requests.  You might
want to backup $prefix/lists/[listname] first, just in case.  :)


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