[Mailman-Users] Removing from retry queue

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun May 10 02:35:17 CEST 2009

Jeffrey Goldberg wrote:

>I have a couple of messages in my retry queue that will never go any  
>where.  I've been waiting for mailman to give up on them, but it's  
>been several days now, and like to avoid the clutter in my SMTP logs.
>How long will mailman keep trying in the face of a 450 from the local  
>SMTP server?  And where is that length set.

Default is 5 days. It is DELIVERY_RETRY_PERIOD in Defaults.py/mm_cfg.py.

>Also to dequeue these do I just remove the .pck files from qfiles/ 
>retry ?  Or is there a better way to remove them.  I tried bin/discard  
>but I complained that the messages weren't listed as suspended.

bin/discard only works on held messages in data/heldmsg*.pck

You can just rm the qfiles/retry/*.pck files. There's no "better" way.

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