[Mailman-Users] Stored attachments in/var/lib/mailman/archives/private

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Nov 28 23:04:10 CET 2008

win_tho wrote:
>I'm using mailman in combination with Plesk. Now I discovered, that mailman
>stores all attachments under
>/var/lib/mailman/archives/private/<maillist_name>, but the archive-function
>of Mailman is disabled in every single list.
>My Question: Why does mailman store all these filen, respectively is there
>any way to delete these attachments automaticly?

The stored attachments have been scrubbed from the 'plain' format
digest. This happens whether or not anyone actually subscribes to the
'plain' format digest. The only way to avoid it with configuration
settings is to set Digest options -> digestable to No (i.e. disable

Otherwise, you could set up a cron to periodically remove them, but
then if you actually have 'plain' digest sebscribers, you'll break the
links in their digests.

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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