[Mailman-Users] Hundreds of multiple e-mails/posts being sent

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 10 14:49:55 CET 2004

On Tue, 2004-03-09 at 07:09, Jay Honosutomo wrote:
> Hello,
> Please forgive me if I am overlooking a simple fix to this, but I have
> searched quite exhaustively for a solution to this problem.
> I have been using a mailman list for the last few months, as a one-way
> information mailing list. However, on more than 3 occasions I have
> experienced some individuals receiving the same post/mail up to 600
> times! It doesn't appear to stop until I disable the list, and it
> doesn't happen to everyone - just a select handful of subscribers.
> If anyone has any ideas at all - I'd be grateful.
> Many thanks,
> Jay
> ______________________________________________________________________
I've seen this a few times before. In most cases it was caused by a lack
of resources: 
 - Drive space too full
 - Not enough RAM in the server (or alloted to the virtual host)

I've also seen it caused by certain email addresses with non-standard
Ascii characters in earlier versions of Mailman.

You need to look at your resources while the list is running and also
make sure you are running the latest version of your Mailman branch
(2.0.14 and 2.1.4).

Best of luck - Jon Carnes 

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