[Mailman-Users] restarting a blocked list

David Alexander dalexander at opalcomputing.com
Tue Oct 21 16:02:24 CEST 2003

Interesting... something similar happened to us (currently running version 
2.1.2).  Two of our lists were not responsive and had to be re-built, after 
migrating from 2.0.x.  Now, another list is only partially responsive, and 
might have been that way for a while: if I send from Outlook or Eudora to 
that list, the message appears waiting to be Accepted, as it should; 
however, if I send the message via a ColdFusion program the message appears 
to be sent to the list, but never shows up on the list.  Meanwhile, the 
same ColdFusion code can send the same email to other lists in the same 
Mailman installation just fine.

Our network administrator left for another job last week, and his 
replacement has not been hired yet.  I would like to solve this before a 
new person gets up to speed... perhaps I will indeed remove the whole bad 
list, since it is only a test list and only has about six entries in 
it.  Is it as simple as finding one file and using "rm"?

I wonder if going to 2.1.3 might help with this problem....

David Alexander
New York Software Industry Association

At 09:13 AM 10/21/2003 -0400, Jon Carnes wrote:
>On Tue, 2003-10-21 at 05:40, javier wrote:
> > hello...
> > one of the ten lists i have working stoped sending messages,.  Ok, at
> > moment i have to rmlist <blocked list>, saving the config file, and i
> > have to create the same new list again, with same config file, and
> > without removing archives... but... i don't know  if i could solve this
> > problem better...
> > i can't find why the list stops sending messages, may the cron process
> > of sending digest is the reason, i've send a HELP message yesterday with
> > the output cron command.
> >
> > thank you very much
>Look in the FAQ for Mailman (3.14) might be helpful.
>If you are not running the latest version of your Mailman branch, then
>you should consider upgrading:
>   For 2.0. that would be 2.0.13
>   For 2.1  that would be 2.1.3
>In general, check for a locking file problem first, then check the
>qfiles to see what is stuck in the queue.  It may be that one of your
>users on that list has a do-it-yourself email program that is sending
>out corrupt headers.
>You should NEVER need to delete the existing list.  If this solves the
>problem for you, then try running "check_perms -f" and see if that finds
>any problems.  This will check the rights on most of the key files
>needed for Mailman to run properly.
>Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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David Alexander
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