[Mailman-Users] how to force mailman to process bounces but notsend out anymore emails

Josh Orchard josh at emediatedesigns.com
Tue Oct 24 18:35:59 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Josh Orchard wrote:
>> I have many bounces in the thousands from a very large list (800K) that 
>> was sent. Will the list was stopped after 500K or so.  I would like to 
>> stop it from sending any more emails and have it process only the 
>> bounced emails and clean up only the bounces. 
>> So, basically how to make it only do the -leave emails that were sent. 
> Find Mailman's qfiles directory with subdirectories archive,  bounces, 
> commands,  in,  news,  out,  retry,  shunt and  virgin.
> Any outgoing messages not yet sent by Mailman will be in the out/ and
> or retry/ queues. These are files of the form
> ttttt.ttttt+xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.pck. You can delete these.
> Any unprocessed returned bounces will be in bounces/ and any
> unprocessed messages sent to -leave or -request (or -confirm, -join,
> -(un)subscribe) will be in commands/.
> Any unprocessed messages created by Mailman such as owner notices will
> be in virgin/.
So, if I delete the out and virgin all outgoing will be stop and if I 
then start mailman back up it will do automatically process the bounces 
for me? 



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