[Mailman-Users] question aabout bounces..

Khalil Abbas khillo100 at hotmail.com
Sat Sep 12 05:01:37 CEST 2009


thanks alot for the explanation, but actually I got confused alittle, is it about the automatic bounce processing? i.e. the messages that got bounced back or is it about the actual delivery of messages?? means if something is wrong then the messages are not being delivered correctly to the list??




> Date: Fri, 11 Sep 2009 16:05:09 -0700
> From: mark at msapiro.net
> To: khillo100 at hotmail.com; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] question aabout bounces..
> Khalil Abbas wrote:
> >
> >what are the files in : /var/lib/mailman/data/bounce-events####.pck ? and what's the difference between them and those in: /var/spool/mailman/bounces/*.pck ??
> The files /var/spool/mailman/bounces/*.pck are individual messages
> delivered to LIST-bounces at ... and waiting to be processed by
> BounceRunner. If these files are there for more than a few seconds,
> BounceRunner is not running.
> The files /var/lib/mailman/data/bounce-events####.pck are a secondary
> queue. When bounces from the /var/spool/mailman/bounces/ queue are
> processed by Mailman, they are queued in a secondary queue which is
> processed only once every 15 minutes.
> /var/lib/mailman/data/bounce-events####.pck is that queue. #### is the
> PID of the process that owns it. If #### is not the PID of a currently
> running BounceRunner or OutgoingRunner process, that file is dead and
> can be removed as the bounces therein are already lost.
> >and what happens if I deleted these files from both directories? and is it ok to do that ?
> Do not delete any /var/spool/mailman/bounces/*.pck files. Instead, look
> in Mailman's qrunner and error logs and find out why BounceRunner is
> dying. Fix the problem and restart Mailman. You can delete any
> /var/lib/mailman/data/bounce-events####.pck files for non-current PIDs.
> Actually, you can delete all the files and the only thing that will
> happen is the bounces therein will not be recorded, but this won't
> solve the ongoing problem.
> -- 
> 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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