[Mailman-Users] "Messages Awaiting Approval" email wildly inaccurate

Christopher Hatty chatty at flock.com
Tue Sep 30 19:07:46 CEST 2008

One of our mailman lists sends a daily message saying that it has over 8,000
waiting messages in the queue. This number increases daily no matter what we

Trying to go to its moderation page results in a server error. The server
error in question is the kind that generally requires the use of
mailman/bin/discard in order to get rid of the messages.

Actually running mailman/bin/discard deletes only a few messages, and there
are no remaining messages in mailman/data after this has been run. But the
next day's "waiting messages" email increases, rather than decreasing or
remaining constant.

I think this is the result of someone manually deleting messages from

Is there any way to fix the problem?


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