[Mailman-Users] Can't stop the fun

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Oct 20 23:50:33 CEST 2005

quinnten at cheerful.com wrote:

>I wanted to subscribe members of one list to another.  I wanted to do so by INVITING them. I accidently SUBSCRIBED them instead of INVITE.  
>But that's not the problem. I subscribed 11,000 members. YESTERDAY. 
>They are still being subscribed.  
>I deleted the mailing list.
>Yet, they are still being subscribed.  

They were probably all subscribed yesterday. What is probably ongoing
now is the mailing of the subscription notification notices. Some of
these have been delivered, some may still be in Mailman's qfiles/out
queue waiting to be delivered to the outgoing MTA and some may be
queued in the MTA.

If you control the mailman installation, you can stop Mailman and look
at the out queue and possibly delete (some of?) the entries there. You
can also look at Mailman's smtp log to see what's been delivered to
the MTA.

>I cannot invite members to a new mailing list (same domain) ....

Are you saying that you created a new list sucessfully and mass invited
people and you got an error or just that the invitations aren't sent
(yet). If the latter, it's probably because your outgoing MTA is

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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