[Mailman-Users] Monthly passwords really broken

John W Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Sat Jan 6 18:51:42 CET 2001

At 23:46 -0500 1/5/01, Bob Puff @ NLE wrote:
>Hi Dan & All,
>> I don't see any problem description.  There's also no time period
>> mentioned.
>What is wrong with the picture of a mailing list that is not in use (with
>only two members - me and me) sending out 1000+ emails for password
>reminders the first of the month???  I'd say that's a problem description.
>I also saw one of the emails sent out was on one of the other lists - not
>the "test" list.  That's a second (but probably really the same bug)

Indeed...that is the well-known and much discussed problem we as mailman
users can't do much about right now (to paraphrase).

It does *need* to be fixed (the administrator of a small list does not want
to get complaints from the members of a much larger list about the monthly
reminders).  I haven't looked at the code, so I don't know how hard the fix
would be...but it hasn't been done yet, which is an indication of

2.0.1 is out (see SourceForge).  It was announced in this list and in the
mailman-announce list.  Its release notes do not mention fixing the above,
so the problem quite likely isn't fixed in 2.0.1.

John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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