[Mailman-Users] getting rid of admin request notices

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Dec 11 19:48:48 CET 2001

See FAQ entry: 

I solve the problem using a simple script.

The step you are missing is that you need to blank out the file 

A portion of the held message is stored in this database.  This is used to 
display information to the Admin web interface so that you can decide 
whether to Accept, Discard, or Reject a message.

The mailman cron reminder checks the request.db for each list (rather than 
scan the data directory for held messages).

An empty request.db simply contains  {.
I keep a copy of the empty database and periodically overwrite the other 
one....  Haven't been bothered by notices since!

I was going to write it in python, but the script was sooo simple (2 lines) 
that I left it as is.

Jon Carnes
On Tuesday 11 December 2001 13:36, Joe Hewitt wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm not much of a programmer, but I did manage write a little python
> program that will zap pending requests and delete the held-msg messages.
> I would like to be able to turn off the notices when I remove the
> requests and the messages, but mailman continues to send the admin
> notices.  The one good thing is that after I run the script and go to the
> admin request screen, I can click 'submit' once and mailman cleans up the
> database and recognizes that the requests are gone.
> Is there a flag that I change to stop the notices on my non-existent
> admin requests? I'm obviously missing a step here.
> Any help would be appreciated.  I'm running 2.05.
> Thanks.

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