[Mailman-Users] Not a list member notification email

Lawrence Bowie ldb at freestandards.org
Mon Feb 6 21:23:12 CET 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Lawrence Bowie wrote:
>> I am having trouble figuring why when a message from a non-member sent to my 
>> lists does not immediately bounce back to the sender saying, "You are not a member".
> If that's what you want, you need to set Privacy options...->Sender
> filters->generic_nonmember_action) to Reject.
	Does not work? I was hoping there was something I was missing but apparently 
not. I do not receive the reject messag until about 4 or 6 hours later. Which is 
what led into the below question.....

>> Also, I have a lot of held messages in qfiles/*/* and data/*. How can I manually 
>> process those?
> The data/heldmsg-<list_name>-*.pck files are messages for list_name
> that are waiting moderator approval. Go to the list's admindb page and
> accept/reject/discard them as appropriate.
> In which qfiles/ directory do you find messages. Other than messages
> currently in process, there should only be messages in qfiles/shunt/
> and maybe qfiles/retry/. If there are old messages in other queues,
> not all your qrunners are running.
> Messages in the retry queue are failed deliveries that will be
> periodically retried until DELIVERY_RETRY_PERIOD (default 5 days)
> elapses. if there are messages older than that, RetryRunner isn't
> running.
> Messages in the shunt queue were placed there because of some error
> which will have been logged in the 'error' log. They can be
> reprocessed with bin/unshunt, but if the underlying error hasn't been
> addressed, they will just be shunted again.
> Also bin/dumpdb and bin/show_qfiles are useful for looking at these
> files.

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