[Mailman-Users] spooling question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Sep 14 21:37:45 CEST 2010

Dan Young wrote:
>    Not concerned about the lock since it only happened once in a year. But
>some of the posts are time sensitive and in the /var/spool/in directory 
>I see some that
>are a week old and I do not want them to send if I restart mailman.

If they are .bak files and Mailman is restarted, they will be

>    If I just delete these and restart mailman can I be comfortably 
>assured that and posts
>received after the issue will not be sent?
>  Another option may be to empty the membership and restart then re-pop 
>the membership.
>I just don't want anything old to send.

What is the current issue?

I suggest stopping Mailman entirely. Then you can use bin/dumpdb or
bin/show_qfiles to examint the various /var/spool/in and other
/var/spool/* Mailman queue entries and any you don't want can be
removed or moved elsewhere. Then start Mailman and the stuf you
removed or moved aside will not be further processed.

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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