[Mailman-Users] unclaimed action of mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Mar 11 15:37:03 CET 2010

Masaharu Kawada wrote:
>Since the mail is sent to mailman at example.com from mailman at example.com,
>there should be that mail in any places such as /var/spool/mail/mailman,

It is not in /var/spool/mail/mailman becaise the mailman list post
alias takes precedence and poosts it to the mailman list.

>/var/lib/mailman/archives/private/mailman.mbox/mailman.mbox and so on I 

It is not in the mailman list's archives because it is held for
approval as a post from a non-member and is still waiting approval.

>But there is nether of them. How can I find that mail?

The messages should be visible in the admindb web interface for the
mailman list.

There should also be a large number of files in mailman's data/
directory with names like heldmsg-mailman-nnn.pck. Each of these
contains one held message. Also, depending on list settings, there may
be so many of these that the admindb CGI times out before it can
generate the summary page. In that case, you have to remove some, but
don't just rm them.

To view the contents of one of these, use Mailman's bin/dumpdb tool. To
remove one, use Mailman's bin/discard tool. To remove them all, see
the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/nIA9>.

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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