[Mailman-Users] 2.1.5 fedora core 3 prevent mailbody problem

Andy Heath cycling at axelrod.plus.com
Mon Jun 13 17:43:20 CEST 2005

> The upper/lower case is immaterial as thes matches ale all
> 'ignorecase', but you don't want the above regexp in any case since
> [SPAM] is a character set so the regexp matches anything with an 's',
> 'p', 'a' or 'm' in the subject.
> I don't know what would cause the looping, but you want at least
> subject:.*\[spam\].*

silly me, I should (and do) know that.  But still it shouldn't loop
as you say (its a legal RE without the escaping).

> as the regexp.
> What are the reasons (error log, smtp-failure log ?) for the failure in
> the notification 'loop'?

they don't show as fails at all.  What appears to happen is
mailman keeps trying to send the mail and succeeding
but it keeps doing it again and again.  Meanwhile no
mail leaves, it just sits in the spool dir.
The data directory fills up with .pck files and directories in
the spool dir fill up with mail files.  I was testing with
only one member, one administrator and one or two mails
so the looping was obvious.  Some boundary condition is
failing in the code.

I decided I would inform the other admins about
this flakeyness and work around it but would it be useful
if I set up the situation again and
posted the log file contents ? Having been happy with
mailman for years this one surprised me (you come
to depend on its reliability).

The other problem concerns me more because I can't find
a good way around it that triggers action from moderators.


> --
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> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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