[Mailman-Users] mail message to list disappears

Peter STUMPF Peter.STUMPF at unoosa.org
Wed Jan 18 22:07:39 CET 2012

I've sent again a message to be able to trace the actions on the server. The only file which got touched was the config.pck, the config.pck.last and the request.pck. Everything else didn't receive an updated timestamp. the 'in', 'out' and 'virgin' do have the date of today, but the time is set to '8:00'.

The list does have an archive, which used to work fine - but none of the messages I had sent since I'm experiencing the problems found its way to the archive.

Thanks for your kind support!


Peter Stumpf

-----Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote: -----
From: Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
Date: 01/18/2012 08:12PM
Cc: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <stephen at xemacs.org>, mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mail message to list disappears

On 1/18/2012 10:47 AM, Peter STUMPF wrote:
> I've checked the whole qfiles folder - besides the 'bad' subfolder, everything is empty, so there's nothing in the 'shunt' folder.
> The file in the 'bad' is rather old and I know that the mailing list was working at that time.

Files in qfiles/bad are unparseable message entries or they are messages
that had no content after content filtering if filter_action = Preserve.
If it was an unparseable message, there would have been a corresponding
'error' log entry with the same time stamp as the qfiles/bad/ file.

If exim properly delivered the message via the 'mailman' transport, it
would have been queued in qfiles/in. From that point, whatever happened
to it was done by Mailman. Since the message is no longer queued in
Mailman, there should be an entry in one or more of Mailman's logs. Are
there any entries in any of Mailman's logs from the time of the post?

Does the list have archives, and if so, is the message archived?

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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