[Mailman-Users] Fiddling with pending messages

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sat Jan 25 23:30:40 CET 2003

It's in the FAQ's,
 - delete the heldmsg-... files in ~mailman/data/..  (these are the actual
 - in version 2.1 simply delete the request.db file
   in version 2.0 copy a request.db from another list over the existing one
(or simply run the web-admindb at that point and it will auto-sense that the
heldmsg's have been deleted and then clean out the request.db file for you).

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

----- Original Message -----
From: "Marcin Owsiany" <marcin at owsiany.pl>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Friday, January 24, 2003 12:12 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Fiddling with pending messages

> Hi!
> A list I own recently got a lot (about half a thousand) of virii which
> were all caught for approval by mailman.
> Now I need to discard them all, but doing that through the web interface
> would be a nightmare. Thus I'd rather do that with Python, Perl, grep,
> filetools or anything that would let me automate the process. However I
> need some information on how to access/modify the pending posts other
> than the web interface.
> Where do I start? I could not find anything obvious in the docs, and
> maybe someone has already done something similar?
> thanks,
> Marcin
> PS: A Cc would be nice.
> --
> Marcin Owsiany <marcin at owsiany.pl>              http://marcin.owsiany.pl/
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