[Mailman-Users] qrunner looping on confirm message

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed May 28 23:52:46 CEST 2003

Make sure you local MTA correctly identifies the local user as bogus.  

Postfix by default does not correctly identify a user as being missing
and instead sends a lesser error indicating that the user is just
temporarily unavailable.

Modify your MTA to report the bogus user correctly, then Mailman will
not loop on that error.  A check is being added to the next version so
this will not be a problem in the future (though it is not Mailman's

Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-05-27 at 17:22, Gerald Combs wrote:
> I recently upgraded from Mailman 2.0.8 to 2.1.2.  Since then I've run into
> a wierd problem where qrunner appears to be looping on a message in the
> "out" queue.  The message itself is a subscription confirmation from a
> nonexistent local user; apparently someone tried to subscribe and forgot
> to add the domain to their email address.
> The only fix I've found so far is to manually stop qrunner, remove the
> offending .db and .pck file, and restart qrunner.
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