[Mailman-Users] Re: looping mails

Larry Gadallah larry at gadallah.com
Tue Apr 23 20:15:00 CEST 2002

FWIW - I just experienced the same symptoms running 2.1b1. _VERY_ embarassing,
especially after telling everyone how Mailman would be so much more fun than

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> Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 13:37:54 +0530 (IST)
> From: Francis Jayakanth <franc at ncsi.iisc.ernet.in>
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> Subject: [Mailman-Users] looping mails
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> Dear Member:
> We are using mailman for about two years now. We are constantly upgrading
> the mailman software as and when the updates are available. We are now
> using mailman 2.09 on Redhat Linux 6.0 with sendmail.
> Very often we encounter this problem of some posting, which gets into an
> infinite loop. The same message will go on repeating indefinitely. We'll
> then have to stop sendmail. Get into the qfiles dir. of mailman. Delete
> all the qfiles and also delete the lock file from the the locks dir. If we
> don't release the lock, the mails again start getting into the qfiles
> area.
> My question is this. Why does mailman behave in this manner all of
> sudden. And how do i overcome this problem. Has anybody else encountered 
> this problem. Once it so happened that just before leaving office I
> approved couple of messages and then left for the day. The following
> morning to my horror there were 400 odd messages to each of the
> subscriber! 
> Any leads to this problem will be greatly appreciated.
> bye,
>  - Francis
> NCSI, IISc.,
> Bangalore, India

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