[Mailman-Users] how to remove all the pending messages?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Dec 13 13:05:57 CET 2002

Hmm, not sure if it will work with version 1.1 but in the 2.0.x versions
you can simply delete the held messages in the ~mailman/data/..
directory and then run the Web-admindb.  It automatically checks for new
messages and at that time discovers that the old ones have all been

There is an FAQ about it, if you want to read futher details.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

BTW: I did the same thing once upon a time...

On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 01:22, Soon-Son Kwon wrote:
> Hello, I am running mailman 1.1-10 on debian potato.
> My problem is...there are too many mail messages
> waiting for post approval because I configured the list
> as "member only" to avoid spammers sending unnecessary mails
> to the list but a lot of spammers have been trying to
> send spam and I didn't remove them from the admin web interface 
> for some time.
> Does anyone know how to get rid of these pending message quickly?
> (Not by manually clicking those buttons at the list admin page.)
> Thanks very much....
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