[Mailman-Users] Resident messages for moderation after removingMailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Sep 1 16:38:26 CEST 2010

Razvan Deaconescu wrote:
>I've encountered a problem regarding pending messages for the internal
>mailman list for Mailman.
>Each day at 8:00AM, as Mailman admin/owner I was getting a message with
>the subject "6 Mailman moderator request(s) waiting". The message
>mentioned accessing the URL
>"http://${hostname}/cgi-bin/mailman/admindb/mailman". However, accessing
>it (and typing in the requested password) revealed no pending posts
>(such as those described in the message).

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/EoCE>

>The latest message was dated 28th of December 2009 (quite a while ago).
>About a week ago I decided to uninstall the Mailman instance but that
>message is still sent each day at 8:00AM. I've reinstalled it, accessed
>the above URL, but there are still no pending posts.
>I've done a recursive grep in /var/lib/mailman (I'm using Debian) for
>parts of the message (but found nothing). I've checked all cron entries
>(/etc/cron*, /var/spool/cron/crontabs/*) but found nothing relevant.
>Could someone please point me to where those pending requests are held
>and how can I get rid of them and stop that message from being delivered?

Based on the above, they are probably coming from a different server.
Examine the Received: headers of the notice to see where it originates
and uninstall Mailman or the list or stop running Mailman's
cron/checkdbs on that server.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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