[Mailman-Users] qfiles commands directory? Tried to delete outgoing message....

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Feb 22 23:43:19 CET 2003

The first thing you do is stop your mail server:
  /etc/rc.d/init.d/sendmail stop

Next stop Mailman from processing the queues:
  /usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl stop

Now find the message.  Is it in the mailservers outbound queue?

There are host of commands (depending on your MTA) to tell you if a
message is in your outbound queue.  For sendmail the following works:
  sendmail -bp

You can also look at the logs for both Mailman and the MTA to see where
the message is currently in the system.

The mailman queues are in:

If you have stopped the Mailmanctl daemon from running then you can
delete the msg.db and msg.pck files for a message without any harm.

Unless you move at super-sonic speeds you are not going to intercept the
message before Mailman has processed it (unless we're talking about a
really big list or a truly ancient mail server), so more than likely you
will be dealing with the MTA on the box.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Sat, 2003-02-22 at 00:59, NOW Website Coordinator wrote:
> I was trying to stop an outgoing message and wasn't quite sure where to do 
> it.  I deleted two files in the qfiles/commands directory which seemed to 
> be relevant, but it was too late, the message was on its way out.
> I've accepted that fact, now my questions are:
> 1) What problems could I have caused by deleting something in the 
> qfiles/commands directory?
> 2) How *do* you stop an outgoing mailman message?
> Thanks.
> Sarah Stapleton-Gray
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> National Organization for Women
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