[Mailman-Users] Wondering how long to send messages

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Aug 28 18:34:47 CEST 2004

At 9:25 AM -0700 2004-08-28, John W. Baxter wrote:

>  More generally, it is safe to use the tools to change the list membership
>  any time...new additions may or may not receive a particular message, and
>  removed addresses may or may not receive a particular message, but no damage
>  is done (if the Mailman code is correct, and it seems to be, since we don't
>  see damage reports).

	If it's only a single specific message you want to make sure has 
gone out, and you're not worried about the general problem, then the 
answer is to watch the logs, as was suggested by someone else.

	When Mailman says that it's done processing that message, then 
you can change the subscriber list whenever you want, with the risks 
you're already aware of regarding what may or may not happen with the 
other messages that have come in during the meanwhile.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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