[Mailman-Users] Operational Question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat May 16 03:09:48 CEST 2009

J.A. Terranson wrote:
>	I have a long running MM with three public lists in it.  One of 
>them is archived, and two of them are not.  i noticed today that the 
>*non-archived* lists have attachments stored (gigs of them) under:
>It doesnt appear for every day, but it appears to be for every day that 
>had attachments.
>Is this normal?

Yes. These are the attachments (or html parts) that were scrubbed from
the plain text digest and stored and replaced by links to the content
in the digest. The only way to avoid this is to set the list(s)
digestable attribute to No.

>I dont have this stuff for the archived list, which has 
>all archives and looks fine.

I don't know why you wouldn't have it for the archived list unless the
archived list also has content filtering that removes all the
attachments and html parts. In fact, for archived lists there are
normally two copies of every scrubbed part - one scrubbed from the
digest and one scrubbed from the archived message - unless
scrub_nondigest is Yes in which case the attachments/html parts are
scrubbed only once before the message is delivered/digested/archived.

>I'm flubbered.  I think this is the missing 
>question to the Great Disappearing Disk Space Question as well: it's 
>volume fits perfectly.
>Where did I miss this in the FAQ?

I don't think it's in the FAQ.

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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