[Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem

Robert Echlin rechlin at ca.stilo.com
Wed Aug 11 00:48:53 CEST 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Echlin" <rechlin at ca.stilo.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Monday, August 09, 2004 3:31 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem

> Hi,
> I have a problem discarding pending messages for the admin.
> One of our mail lists has accumulated over 10,000 (ten thousand) spam
> messages.
> The web page to show pending messages, after several minutes, maybe an
> still seems to be churning away, so fix methods based on looking at the
> page won't work.

... snipped the verbose stuff the FAQs say to include when posting

> What I think I want to do:
> DELETE the (appropriate, offending) file!!!
> Actually, shut down /etc/init.d/mailman, and apache.
> I should shut down sendmail, too, I expect.
> Delete the file (request.pck???).
> touch the filename.
> chmod to match what it was.
> restart stopped daemons.
> Will this work?
> Any better ideas?

No suggestions in over 24 hours.
Should I be asking this on a different list, like maybe the dev list?


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