[Mailman-Users] abort mailing in progress?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Feb 17 21:29:07 CET 2006

Jonathan Dill wrote:
>I have Mailman 2.1.7 and I have already shut down the queue daemons,

How? If you did this normally via mailmanctl, I suspect delivery to
postfix completed.

>I am looking how to abort the mailing and stop any more messages from
>going out.  The list has about 45,000 subscribers, and it looks like a
>fair number of requests haven't been forwarded to postfix yet.

Assuming you're correct and Mailman had not finished delivering to
postfix and OutgoingRunner was actually stopped before delivery
finished, you may have already done all you can do in Mailman.

Delivery started, so OutgoingRunner dequeued the message and SMTPDirect
started processing it. I'm not sure what happens if the delivery is
interrupted by killing the process, but I thing if the message is
still anywhere, it will be in the shunt queue, but you can check the
out and retry queues before restarting mailman to be sure.

My guess is if there is no error log entry about this message, either
delivery completed to postfix, or the message is lost. You might also
check Mailman's smtp and smtp-failure logs.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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