[Mailman-Users] Monthly Reminder Question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Mar 22 01:38:11 CET 2011

On 3/21/2011 6:20 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
> On 3/20/2011 10:16 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> If the site list is missing, it writes a message to stderr and logs it
>> to Mailman's 'error' log. If a member doesn't have a password, it logs
>> that to Mailman's 'error' log.
> Its empty.
>> If any uncaught exceptions occur, it writes a traceback to stderr.
>> Otherwise, it is silent.
> It was silent.
>> It will not mail any reminders at all for a list if the list's General
>> Options -> send_reminders is No. It will not mail to a user whose "Get
>> password reminder email for this list?" option is no.
> Both are set to yes.
>> Otherwise, it will generate the mail and queue it in the virgin queue,
>> and if VirginRunner, IncomingRunner and OutgoingRunner are all running
>> and there is no error (logged in Mailman's error log) the mail will be sent.
> They are all running.

Just to be sure, check qfiles/virgin/ for any message entries (.pck files).

Also check Mailman's smtp log for the time you ran cron/mailpasswds.
There should be an "smtp to mailman for 1 recips" entry for each
reminder sent. If there aren't any, check the smtp-failure log. If there
are smtp log entries, check the MTA logs.

Also, check the spam/junk folders of the recipients.

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

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