[Mailman-Users] Mailing List subscriptions are 'frozen'

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Feb 8 20:13:30 CET 2007

Derek Cicero wrote:
>We've been running mailman 2.1.4 on Solaris for about 2 years and in the 
>last week the subscription confirmations have seemingly stopped being 
>sent to users.

What is the setting for Privacy options...->Subscription

Is VirginRunner running? See
section 1)b).

>In looking at the subscription log, it's only been able 
>to process 11 new subscriptions today, vs. 5000 pending ones.
>Now, the 5000+ subscription requests seems odd, since that would match 
>the total number of subscribers to all lists, so I assume those are 
>attempts by spam-subscribers.

What do the log entries say?

>Do we need to dump out the confirmation 
>queue? Does mailman eventually get full of bad (spam) sign-up attempts?

The confirmation cookies expire after mm_cfg.PENDING_REQUEST_LIFE
(default 3 days) and are removed.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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