[Mailman-Users] shunting

Imre Gergely imre.gergely at astral.ro
Sat May 27 19:44:20 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> There is a malformed message - something wrong with an attachment
>> filename - in lists/<listname>/digest.mbox for the offending list.
>> See
>> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2006-May/051147.html>
>> where the actual message problem is different, but the solution is the
>> same.
> BTW, I don't think it is mentioned in the above thread, but after
> fixing the problem in digest.mbox, you can run bin/unshunt to
> reprocess the shunted messages, but before doing that, look at all the
> messages in the shunt queue (qfiles/shunt/*) with bin/show_qfiles or
> bin/dumpdb, to make sure there aren't old, no longer wanted messages
> there. If there are unwanted messages in the shunt queue, just remove
> the unwanted files before running bin/unshunt.

it was kinda urgent, that's why i tried on the list first. after that i did
some search and found the solution, exactly what you said.
thx a lot for the help tho.

after solving this, i figured, on my lists nobody ever uses digest mode, so i
just disabled it on all lists, then deleted digest.mbox. i guess with this
setup, if a list gets a broken message which mailman can't handle, it will be
shunted and that's it, the rest of the list and messages won't be affected,
am i right?

and what happens with the archiving? the message gets archived before, or
after a successful delivery? in another words, is there a chance that a
broken message will be archived?

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