[Mailman-Users] Getting Rid of Posts

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Fri Oct 5 20:00:03 CEST 2007

On Fri, 5 Oct 2007 08:47:34 -0700
Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> Raquel wrote:
> >When I was setting up my new server, I made an error in
> >configuring Sendmail.  For a very short period of time I had
> >inadvertently left a hole where mail could be sent to
> >"localhost.localdomain".  During that time I got 3 posts sent to
> >"mailman at localhost.localdomain".  :((((
> >
> >Those posts are being held in /var/lib/mailman/data as:
> >  heldmsg-mailman-1.pck
> >  heldmsg-mailman-2.pck
> >  heldmsg-mailman-3.pck
> >and I'm being sent a message every morning telling me there are 3
> >files being held for my "consideration". 
> >"http://localhost.localdomain/cgi-bin/mailman/admindb/mailman" is
> >not a valid URL to remove those files, so my question ...
> >
> >Can those *.pck files be deleted without causing a problem to
> >Mailman?
> If for some reason, you can't, you should discard the
> heldmsg-mailman-*.pck files using Mailman's bin/discard and not by
> simply removing them since just removing them will not remove the
> entries from lists/mailman/request.pck and you'll still get the
> notices.

Thank you, Mark.  This was what I needed.

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it
from religious conviction.
  --Blaise Pascal

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