[Mailman-Users] Question about web admin for Mailman

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Wed Dec 19 22:10:28 CET 2001

In general look at:

more specifically,
  cd ~mailman/data/
  rm heldmsg-<listname>*

Be sure to fill in the <listname>...  This will delete the messages but will
not remove the record of the messages stored in a database called
request.db.  Still once you do this, you can go to the webadmin and after a
long pause, it will detect that the held messages have been deleted.  The
web-admin will then empty the request.db database.

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doña Bumgarner" <bumgarner at apple.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Monday, December 17, 2001 1:35 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Question about web admin for Mailman

> I am an admin for a list that uses Mailman on a Linux server.  It is a
> moderated list, and between a recent increase in spam and a lack of
> attention to the backlog on my part, there are now somewhere around 400
> messages waiting for "admin approval" (read: to be deleted).  The problem
> I'm encountering is this:  There are so many messages now that when I try
> load the admin web page to process them, the page is so large that it
> partially, and then freezes my browser.  This leads me to two questions:
> 1) Where are the messages waiting for approval stored?  Can the server
> delete them directly from a folder or mailbox, bypassing the web admin?
> 2) Is there a way to do a mass or group delete from the web admin?  All of
> the "needs approval" messages on my particular list are spam.  Can I
> pipe them directly to the trash, or even scan them on the web admin page
> select a "delete all" function, rather than having to mark them one at a
> time?
> I'd really appreciate any help you can suggest.
> A frustrated list admin,
> Dona Bumgarner
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