[Mailman-Users] How to clear queue?
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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