[Mailman-Users] How to clear queue?

Tyler Strickland tyler at adoptionmedia.com
Tue May 10 00:27:57 CEST 2005

On 05/09/2005 02:37 PM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> At 11:18 AM -0700 2005-05-09, Tyler Strickland wrote:
>>  I'm running a fairly large (~125000 user) list that takes about 2 days
>>  to send to.  Say, for example, we notice an error in a message that we
>>  sent out 2 hours ago, but that still has about 2 days to go to get
>>  everything sent.  Optimization is an issue for another day, but is there
>>  a way to stop that message from getting sent to any more members?
>     Stopping the queue runners will keep Mailman from sending out 
> anything more, but you'll also have to stop the queue runners for your 
> MTA -- it's entirely possible that Mailman was finished dumping outgoing 
> e-mail on your MTA long ago, and it's your MTA that is taking so long to 
> send everything.

That's entirely possible - the system is an old sun running sendmail. 
I'm currently building a new mail server to replace it that should be 
able to handle the load much better by running postfix on a 
hyperthreaded Pentium 4.



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