[Mailman-Users] Run mailman non-permanently?

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 31 17:29:51 CEST 2006

On 3/30/06, Friedemann Schorer <friedemann at kossegg.de> wrote:
> Hi Mark,
> > It is not necessary for Mailman to be running in order to accept
> > incoming Mailman mail. It will be passed to the mail/mailman wrapper
> > and queued whether or not Mailman is actually running. So, depending
> > on how much delay you can tolerate, you might be able to set up a cron
> > to start mailman say every 10 minutes and another to stop it say 1
> > minute later. You may need to experiment with this to insure that
> > queues don't get backlogged, but it might work.
It should be relatively trivial to check the status of the queues,
e.g. with some find magic. A wrapper script that (a) only runs mailman
if qfiles are present, and then (b) stops mailman some time after
there are no more qfiles might be a good way to accomplish this.

- Patrick Bogen

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