[Mailman-Users] Killing a message in the delivery queue

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Feb 1 19:11:13 CET 2007

Nico wrote:
>I made a blooper and accepted a nasty message instead of deleting it
>when moderating.
>I've managed to stop Mailman before the mail  started to go out.  It is
>somewhere in the Mailman Queue with other "good" messages.
>How do I kill it from the queue?

If it is still in Mailman, there will be one or more queue entries
associated with it. The queues are the various subdirectories in
Mailman's qfiles/ directory. Depending on how much processing was
done, the message bay be in the qfiles/in/ queue or the qfiles/out/
queue. It may or may not also be in the qfiles/archive/ queue.

You need to look at the individual .pck file entries in the queues with
bin/show_qfiles or bin/dumpdb and identify the one(s) that contain
this message. Then you can just delete the unwanted file(s).

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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