[Mailman-Users] odd problem with mailman holding mail inoutgoingqueue

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jan 4 20:08:11 CET 2010

Alan McKay wrote:

>On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>> Those messages have been delivered to the MTA. If the list has just 3
>> eligible recipients, that looks backlogged but otherwise normal. If
>> the messages haven't been delibvered, check the MTA (mailq or
>> whatever).
>Here it is almost 2 hours later and those messages are still not out yet!

The specific ones in the smtp log were delivered to the MTA. They're
either still queued in the MTA or they were delivered. Of course, they
were the oldest of the 332 or whatever entries in the out queue.

>> What is in Mailman's out/ and retry/ queues at this point? The out/
>> queue is almost certainly backlogged.
>mailman at heimat$ ls qfiles/in/ | wc -l
>       8

I asked about retry/, not in/, but unless your lists are getting mail
bombed or there is some kind of mail loop, 8 messages in the in/ queue
is a lot.

>mailman at heimat$ ls qfiles/out/ | wc -l
>     332

How old is the oldest of these?

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