[Mailman-Users] Need to stop mailman

Gary Hall gary.chris at comcast.net
Fri Aug 25 16:51:05 CEST 2006

Hi Catherine and Brad,

Typed in the code to stop the mailman but it kept on sending mail 
already in the queue - I forgot to empty the MTA. A reboot appeared to 
have stopped the process of sending however.

The logs were inclusive, but it appears that the html became malformed 
somehow and the adv was being resent to one group of the whole list. I 
am on that list but I never got a "repeat" email, but I saw on several 
computers at the business where they got at least 4 of them.

We cleared the mail queue and will restart the server later today after 
we look again at the "/usr/local/mailman/qfiles/out" files to be sure 
they are clear too.

I have set up a "test" list that only has the names of the principles of 
this mailing endeavor. We will first send out the adv to ourselves and 
be sure the adv looks as we expect it too and not other problems crop 
up. After the test run we will send out the adv to the main list. My 
primary reason for this is to check out this guy's html code every time 
- just in case.

Thanks for your suggestions and help.

Warm regards,


Catherine Maxwell wrote:

> Hello Gary,
> Just set this guy to moderated and make sure that he is not set in the 
> allowed to post block. When he posts a message the notice will come to 
> you as the list administrator to approve it or not.
> --Catherine
> At 10:57 AM 8/24/2006, you wrote:
>> Hi Guy's,
>> Problem: Mailman is sending out unsolicited emails and I want to clear
>> out the remaining emails.
>> I will stop the service (at the machine itself) by:
>> /usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl stop
>> The list in question is sending out unsolicited emails according to 
>> the person who once a month sends out an advertisement for his 
>> company. I have asked for examples and I am being stonewalled - don't 
>> know why he won't send me an example. He is the only one authorized 
>> to send mail - I set that myself.
>> I am not only the list owner, but I am the only one with passwords to 
>> the root and list. I have removed the network cable from the server 
>> and will access the server on site to type in the code above. After 
>> typing in the "stop" code I will reattach the network cable so I can 
>> view the root via secure shell at my office. After that I can use the 
>> html interface to view the list settings.
>> Question: What do I look for? Have I missed anything? Is there a 
>> "file" that holds emails that need to be sent out? Has anyone else 
>> had this problem? Is this guy blowing smoke up my *(^&%?
>> Thanks,
>> Warm regards,
>> Gary
>> .
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