[Mailman-Users] A particular mailing list cant send out emails ifhave 2000 or more members??

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Sep 22 05:31:56 CEST 2010

On 9/21/2010 7:07 PM, Ricky Lim wrote:
> In addition we discovered that in /var/log/mailman/vette , the message is being discardrd by moderate.
> Sep 21 17:10:52 2010 (7606) Message discarded by Moderate, msgid: 
> <4C98769D.80406 at ntt.com.sg>

This log message does not exist in standard GNU Mailman. What Mailman
package/version is this?

Further, this has nothing to do with the message(s) below.

In any case, this appears to be saying that the message was discarded
either by a moderator after being held or by the Moderate handler. This
has nothing to do with the number of list members.

> In /var/log/mailman/smtp , the log show
> Sep 14 11:09:51 2010 (2716) <7FCF6A56F44641DBB64C71FD58C8B186 at jcci19> smtp to allmember for 2001 recips, completed in 2.592 seconds -> (but we are very sure once it hit 2000 or above , it wont send because we are inside the mailing list and didn’t receive the email , but once it is below 2k recipient , we will sure received the email).
> In /var/log/mailman/smtp-failure , smtp-failure1 , smtp-failure2 , smtp-failure3 and smtp-failure4 , the log is empty.

The above says that the message was successfully delivered to the
outgoing MTA in some number of transactions with a total of 2001
recipients. Mailman has delivered that message. What happens next is up
to the MTA.

What are your mm_cfg.py settings if any for SMTP_MAX_RCPTS, SMTPHOST and
SMTPPORT? If these are not set in mm_cfg.py, what are the Defaults.py

> The mailog of the postfix will show send "status=sent" irregardless of the numbers of the recipient

This log is incomplete.

> Sep 20 09:34:26 ml2 postfix/local[26043]: AE6251F401: to=<allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>, relay=local, delay=0.25, delays=0.11/0/0/0.14, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post allmember)

The above is the post delivered to Mailman for posting to the allmember

> Sep 20 09:34:29 ml2 postfix/cleanup[26042]: 4441A1F401: message-id=<mailman.34.1284946467.2713.allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>
> Sep 20 09:34:30 ml2 postfix/cleanup[26042]: 746861F419: message-id=<mailman.34.1284946467.2713.allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>

And the above two entries are Mailman generated messages, possibly a
notice of a held message to allmember-owner and then the resend of that
to the actual owner/moderators.

> Sep 20 10:35:21 ml2 postfix/local[2998]: 3C50F1F41B: to=<allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>, relay=local, delay=0.25, delays=0.08/0.03/0/0.14, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post allmember)

Another post

> Sep 20 10:38:13 ml2 postfix/local[3021]: CD2131F41B: to=<allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>, relay=local, delay=0.16, delays=0.04/0/0/0.11, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post allmember)
> Sep 20 10:38:16 ml2 postfix/cleanup[3020]: 13CB11F41B: message-id=<mailman.0.1284950295.2799.allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>
> Sep 20 10:38:18 ml2 postfix/cleanup[3020]: 25FB41F41D: message-id=<mailman.0.1284950295.2799.allmember at ml2.ntti.net.sg>

And a post and two notices as above

[...] (more of the same removed)

Where are the log entries corresponding to the  Sep 14 11:09:51 entry in
the smtp log? Wher are the rest of the entries for queue ids 4441A1F401,
746861F419, etc?

I appreciate your keeping this thread on the list, but it would help if
you would actually join the list too.

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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