[Mailman-Users] I sent out a mailing, how can I know it's done or not?

Stanley Chen stanley at chen.com.hk
Tue Nov 28 05:46:07 CET 2006

When I read on the logs/smtp, many of the records said "All recipients 
refused: (452, '4.4.5 Insufficient disk space; try again later')", but 
there are actually plenty of the disk space left in the server, why?

Mark Sapiro wrote:

>Jack Stone wrote:
>>I usually look in ~mailman/qfiles/out and when I see "0", that's good enough for me, although I know there may be some stragglers in the MTA mail queues. But, MM is through with its part.
>Prior to Mailman 2.1.9, the entry would be removed from the 'out' queue
>at the start of delivery to the MTA. For a large list, there could be
>some time before delivery to the MTA is complete. Beginning with
>2.1.9, there will be a .bak file in the 'out' queue while delivery to
>the MTA is in process.
>You can look in Mailman's 'smtp' log for the "<message-id> smtp
>for nnn recips, completed in tt.ttt seconds" message. When that message
>is logged, Mailman's delivery to the MTA is complete. Prior to the
>logging of that message, there's no way to know how close to done
>Mailman is.


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