[Mailman-Users] mailman logs - how to check if all members recievedmail

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jan 11 00:40:11 CET 2008

Abdul Javid wrote:

>  Is there a way to check if the mail has be sent to all members in mailing list

First, figure out how many recipients there should be. Get the possible
recipients with

  bin/list_members --regular --nomail=enabled listname | wc -l

Then figure out how many of those won't receive this post - the poster
if the poster has "Receive your own posts to the list?" set to No and
any list members directly addressed in To: or Cc: that have "Avoid
duplicate copies of messages?" set to Yes - and subtract from the
possible recipients.

Then go to Mailman's smtp log and find the message like:

Jan 10 13:03:41 2008 (368) <message-id> smtp to listname for nnn
recips, completed in t.ttt seconds

and verify that nnn is the expected number.

You can also check Mailman's smtp-failure and bounce logs for failed
deliveries and bounces reported to Mailman.

Beyond that, you have to ask the outgoing MTA.

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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