[Mailman-Users] Mailman issues during migration (test to production)

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 4 19:06:54 CET 2008

Darren G Pifer wrote:
>When I started sendmail and mailman, I started to see a lot of messages
>in /var/spool/mqueue. The sendmail (qf) queue files had these lines:
>H??MIME-Version: 1.0
>H??Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>H??Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
>H??Subject: test.list.odu.edu mailing list memberships reminder
>H??From: mailman-owner at test.list.odu.edu
>H??To: spawn1882 at yahoo.com
>H??X-No-Archive: yes
>H??Message-ID: <mailman.4590.1201860028.4212.mailman at test.list.odu.edu>
>H??Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 05:00:28 -0500
>H??Precedence: bulk
>H??X-BeenThere: mailman at test.list.odu.edu
>H??X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.9
>H??List-Id: Mailman site list <mailman.test.list.odu.edu>
>So, it appears that mailman was trying to send out password reminders
>even though it should not have run.  The system is configured to execute
>the monthly password reminders only on the first on the month.  Since
>the day of the install was Sunday, Feb. 3rd, it should not have run.

The password reminders were generated for the test lists on Feb 1 at

>H??Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 05:00:28 -0500

Apparently, the crontab was installed so cron/mailpasswds ran and
generated the reminders which were queued, and when you started
mailman they were sent.

>My questions are:
>1) Why did mailman send out the password reminders, when they shouldn't
>have?  As a FYI, I did not add a mailman crontab as the mailman crontab
>on Red Hat runs out of /etc/cron.d.

See above.

>2) Why did the messages contain any reference to test.list.odu.edu?
>Where could this information be define?

Because the reminders were created on Feb 1 when you still had the test
lists on the server.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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