[Mailman-Users] Stop Mailman from re-send messages

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Feb 25 18:05:01 CET 2011

Hung Phan wrote:
>How do we stop Mailman from re-sending out messages in the query? and How do we clear the entire query out? Can we remove certain messages from the query? Mailman version 2.1.12 and Exim 4

To clear the retry queue, do

  rm /path/to/mailman/qfiles/retry/*

To prevent messages from being queued for retry in the first place you
could figure out why Exim is returning a temporary failure status (4xx
or 552) for some or all recipients, and make it return a permanent
failure instead.

To make Mailman retry only once instead of for the default 5 days, set


in mm_cfg.py.

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