[Mailman-Users] removed subcribers still there
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Jun 9 13:56:23 CEST 2007
Juan Miscaro writes:
> My MTA is rejecting with a 550 (user does not exist):
No, it would appear that it is in an error state, closing the
connection before receiving and acknowledging a QUIT command (required
by RFC 2821, section 220.127.116.11):
> $ tail -600 smtp-failure | grep example
> Jun 09 06:46:35 2007 (10585) delivery to user at example.com failed with
> code -1: Connection unexpectedly closed
RFC 2821 requires that the sender (mailman) treat this as a temporary
failure of the "command or transaction". The receiving MTA may think
that the RCPT TO command has succeeded (in the sense of having sent a
valid response, even though it's a failure response), I guess, but
it's not obvious to me that Mailman necessarily gets the 550.
This is arguably a bug in Mailman (if it actually sees the 550
response), but it's definitely buggy and very error-prone behavior on
the part of the MTA. You might want to get one that's a little more
conformant with the spirit of the RFCs.
> -rw-rw---- 1 _mailman _mailman 168K Jun 9 06:46
> What can I do to stop this delivery? Just delete the .pck file?
Deleting the .pck file should do the trick.
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