[Mailman-Users] Mail going to list archives but not to list!

Elizabeth Schwartz betsy.schwartz at gmail.com
Sat Sep 23 04:51:40 CEST 2006

Sigh... OK, thank you all for the help. I think I understand now!

My theory: my **original** problem was a large HTML message gunking up the
out box. Having cleaned that out, it sounds like  I then proceeded to trash
an afternoon's worth of messages by trying to flush the queue incorrectly.
Fortunately these are all low-volume lists and the messages *did* reach the
list archives. But still, embarassing. But it does explain why none of the
troubleshooting steps in the FAQ revealed any problems. I'm not clear why
new messages failed to go out right away, but possibly with all the restarts
and such I made some temporary error with the qrunner processes or some
other such thing. However it happened, mail is now flowing smoothly.

Can someone point me to a detailed explanation of the path a message takes
from the time it is first forwarded to mailman, to the time when it is sent
out to the MTA for delivery? Some time elapses there, and I'd like to
understand in detail what's going on.

thank you all for all your help.

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