[Mailman-Users] password reminders and unsubscribed users

Jim Miller jim at miller5.com
Wed May 2 17:25:41 CEST 2007

Thanks for the reply Mark.  I do have a ticket opened with cpanel.  I was
hoping that I might get some insight on this issue here as well, since I did
see some old inquiries about this same problem in the archives, and it was
not related to cpanel installs.  I did not see resolution to any of those
older archive issues.  I have no idea how the password reminder script is
coming up with these old/deleted users to send them reminders, they simply
do not seem to even exist anywhere!  For now, I have just removed the
reminder script from being called by cron, seems brute force may be the only


-----Original Message-----
From: miller5 at host.miller5.org [mailto:miller5 at host.miller5.org] On Behalf
Of Mark Sapiro
Sent: Tuesday, May 01, 2007 9:35 PM
To: Jim Miller; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] password reminders and unsubscribed users

Jim Miller wrote:

>I am running mailman 2.1.9.cp2 and have an ongoing issue I can't find 
>an solution for.  There are a number of people who have unsubscribed to 
>my list, yet they continue to receive monthly password reminders.  A 
>few months ago I even disabled the password reminder for the list as a 
>whole, and that works for all the subscribed users, yet the old 
>unsubscribed users still continue to receive reminders!  I verified 
>once again today that these users are not subscribed.  They themselves 
>have no access to the user admin stuff, even with the password mailman 
>just sent them and they receive no other email traffic from the list, just
the password reminders.
>Any idea what is causing this, and how to fix the problem?  I am about 
>to just remove the password reminder cron entry, which I know disables 
>reminders for all list, unless someone has a clue what is going on 
>here.  An archive search shows no help for this issue, though it has 
>been mentioned before.

There have been past reports of this, and the ones that haven't been
resolved are from cPanel installations.


It's even worse than just unsubscribed members still getting reminders.
for a report of users receiving reminders from a deleted list.

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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