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

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Sep 11 06:17:59 CEST 2007

Mark Sapiro wrote:
>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.

And this in turn would indicate that your MTA is doing DNS verification
during SMTP from Mailman. If it weren't, it would accept the mail with
a bad domain and it would do the retries itself and eventually give up.

for more on this. It is a performance killer for Mailman. 

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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