[Mailman-Users] Test messages
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Jul 29 13:39:53 CEST 2010
Steff Watkins writes:
> One thought/idea I've had is to have a "test" list which has only my
> work email address, an offsite email address and maybe one or two of my
> colleagues (for verification purposes), lock it right down so that only
> the members can use it, add the "Me too" tag so that we'd receive any
> emails we sent to the list and use that to check that the mailman
> service is functional. Does that sound a valid way of doing it, too much
> effort FWIW or missing the point as it wouldn't test a particular list
> just the mailman service?
This is precisely what I do.
It is possible, but unlikely, that a particular list would have a
problem. For example, it could have something to do with the size of
the list, such as recipient MTAs not liking too many RCPT TOs on a
single message, or a fascist (message-dropping) throttle at your ISP.
But the outgoing runner doesn't care what the list is, and neither
does the MTA, so the test list *is* a valid test, especially for the
(fairly common, as Mailman failures go) failure case of a runner going
down. At least you can rule that out.
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