[Mailman-Users] Monthly Password Reminder Sent Twice

Adam Kessel adam at rosi-kessel.org
Thu Apr 1 18:51:12 CEST 2004

For quite a while now (more than year) mailman has been sending all
monthly password reminders twice on my server.  I am currently using
mailman from Debian sid, version 2.4.1-1.  

I have checked all cron jobs and I can only find one call to mailpasswds.

# grep -r mailpasswds /var/spool/cron/*

/var/spool/cron/crontabs/mailman:0 5 1 * * /usr/bin/python -S /var/lib/mailman/cron/mailpasswds

This problem has been discussed before and elsewhere:


And of course the suggestion has always been to look at cron, but in
other instances the posters have checked the cron jobs and found no
problem.  I haven't found any other proposed solutions.

The duplicate messages occur very close together, with the same timestamp
in the date part of the header and a 5-20 second gap in the "received"
part of the header.  The two messages have message IDs that are about 8
apart, e.g.:

Message-ID: <mailman.182.1080813615.17112.mailman at lists.bostoncoop.net>
Message-ID: <mailman.182.1080813615.17120.mailman at lists.bostoncoop.net>

I have no further ideas about how to track down why this is happening.
Can anyone make a suggestion?
Adam Kessel

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