[Mailman-Users] how to discard bounced messages?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Apr 16 02:33:20 CEST 2009

Danil Smirnov wrote:
>Dear gurus!

Since this was apparently intended for the list, I'm copying it with my
reply to the list.

>I've successfully deleted request.pck file but it looks like it's not a
>solution for my case...
>Spammer`s subscription requests appears again and they are not auto-removing
>I've set ''max_days_to_hold' parameter to 1. If I push 'Delete all messages
>marked as delayed'
>on moderator`s tasks page they are not removed after page is reloaded. Is it
>normal behaviour
>for the list engine? Thank you...

Held subscription requests are not held messages. max_days_to_hold,
"delete all messages marked defer" and bin/discard all apply only to
messages, not to subscription requests.

You need to individually mark each request "discard" in the admindb
interface and "Submit All Data". There is no bulk removal method or
tool for subscription requests. You need to do this often enough to
prevent the number of outstanding requests from growing so large that
the admindb interface times out before loading the page.

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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