[Mailman-Users] How to clean out pending database?

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Sep 11 06:08:09 CEST 2007

Jim Garrison wrote:

>I've had a bad address stuck in the pending database for several days,
>and Mailman keeps trying to send an invitation message every 15 minutes.
>The address has a mistyped domain and will never be deliverable.
>Is there a command to remove known bad entries? 
>How long will Mailman keep trying?

The problem is not the pending database. The problem is that your
outgoing MTA is returning a 'retryable' status to Mailman on Mailman's
attempt to send the invitation, so Mailman puts the notice in the
retry queue and tries again 15 minutes later.

Just delete the entry from qfiles/retry/

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

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