[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman 2.0.8 qfiles problem]
R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Mon Oct 28 17:36:01 CET 2002
At 13:18 28/10/2002, Ganeshh wrote:
>Thanks for your mail.
>The problem was with the mail size and i rectified the same.
>But one thing, that particular list in which i had mail size restricted to
>2 MB, still guys were sending mails with huge attachments, and that was
>not moderated properly.
I haven't seen this problem. Maybe someone else on mailman-users has.
>In the above case, will the mail still sit on the queue ? or will it sit
>on the queue once the mail is approved?
With the lists where I've got posting size restrictions, any post over the
size limit is held pending authorization. Initially they are in the
$prefix/qfiles directory until it is determined they are too big and are
held. for approval. While held they sit in the directory $prefix/data with
a different name. Once approved they are moved back into the $prefix/qfiles
directory again with a different name until they are sent out to the list
>Richard Barrett wrote:
>>At 11:47 25/10/2002, you wrote:
>>>I have already posted my problem in the list, but yet to get a reply....
>>>I need your help to solve my problem.
>>>am running 14 lists on my server , and for the past 1 day, my lists
>>>mails are not delivering to its subcribers...
>>>i have around 180 files (mails ) in my qfiles directory and it keeps
>>>i manually stopped qrunner , deleted all files in directory locks and
>>>start qrunner manually, but nothing happened...
>>>I need to solve this problem once and for all...
>>>kindly let me know... what do i need to do...
>>>Thanks in advance
>>I've been away for a couple of days and only just got your message (and
>>seen the posts and response on the mailman users list).
>>I notice that you said in one response to Jon Carnes:
>>At 14:33 25/10/2002, Ganeshh wrote:
>>>have two 30M files plus few big ones in the qfiles directory...
>>My experience with very large emails like these (and indeed smaller than
>>30 Mbytes) is that they can bring Mailman to its knees, particularly when
>>the list to which such large postings are being made are being archived.
>>1. stopping the qrunner
>>2. moving very large .msg files and their companion .db files in the
>>$prefix/qfiles directory into some other temporary location
>>Then restart the qrunner. If my guess about big files is correct, then
>>Mailman will start to clear the backlog of smaller emails.
>>With my installation, I've stopped allowing very large posts to mail
>>lists. Where possible I get people to put the large files somewhere the
>>other list members can access rather than attaching them to email to a
>>mail list. If the originator can give access either through NFS (on the
>>local network) or with HTTP from the their public_html directory, they
>>can mail out the file path or URL so that list members can collect a copy
>>of the large attachment if they want to.
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