[Mailman-Users] pck files in /var/lib/mailman/data

Noah noah-list at enabled.com
Sat Jan 22 21:51:38 CET 2011

On 1/21/11 5:26 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Noah wrote:
>> I have over 61000 heldmsg-<maillist>-<numbers>.pck files in
>> /var/lib/mailman/data for various mail list.  They are binary so I
>> cannot view them.
> You can view them with Mailman's bin/dumpdb
>> I checked two of the lists that have these files
>> associated with it and mailman does not see held messages via the web
>> GUI.  Do I need these messages or can they be deleted?
> If the messages do not show up in the admindb GUI for the associated
> list (usually it's the converse that's true - i.e.people rm the files
> and the requests.pck data doesn't get updated), the files can be
> removed, but in all cases it is better to use Mailman's bin/discard to
> remove them. See the FAQ at<http://wiki.list.org/x/nIA9>.
> You should also consider using the lists' max_days_to_hold setting to
> keep large numbers of held messages from accumulating.

thanks so much Mark.

is there a way to set the "max_days_to_hold" variable in the mm_cfg.py 
file so all the lists have the variable set by default?




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