[Mailman-Users] Can you discard the entire pending queue for a list?

Glenn Sieb ges+lists at wingfoot.org
Mon Dec 26 21:19:25 CET 2005

Scott P. Miller said the following on 12/26/2005 2:12 PM:
> I have some lists which were "moderated" by my users where they 
> basically left the pending queue untouched (great moderation, eh?)
> I now have about 10 lists with anywhere between 100 and 400 pending 
> messages.  Clicking "discard" 4000 times doesn't appeal to me.
> I guess I could re-create the list under a new name, re-import the users 
> and delete the old one, but that seems the long way around.  what I need 
> is just a way to "discard all" on the pending messages.
> Is there an obvious way I am missing?  Any suggestions?
"Discard all messages marked "Defer"" would do that...

(BTW: I find that generally such things happen, because the moderators
in question have no experience with Mailman and don't understand how
things work. I usually do a remote session with new moderators of lists
on my box, so they can see how the interface works, and how the
administrative functions work. I also give them copies of the PDFs
available on the list.org site.)

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary 
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." 
          ~Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

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