[Mailman-Users] qfiles?

Kris Gybels kris.gybels at vub.ac.be
Mon Oct 3 14:19:22 CEST 2005

Hi all,

We're having some problems with our mailman-based mailinglists,  
everything worked fine until some time ago, when a problem started  
where mails sent to the lists sometimes get lost. We have no idea yet  
whether this is due to smtp setup problems or something or mailman  
itself. I'm looking into this problem but my knowledge of mailman is  
limited so I have questions, one is: what is the "qfiles" folder for?  
Is it normal for this folder to contain about 10000 .msg and  
10000 .db files? Based on the name I would assume this is the queue  
of unsent messages, and I would expect it to only contain messages  
that still have to be sent, the fact that there are files still in  
there might explain or missing mails option, though it's not like  
10000 messages got lost ... but still, what is qfiles for then and  
does it really need to be so big??

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