[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Re: Unstoppable duplicate message

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Mar 8 04:10:05 CET 2012

On 3/7/2012 6:16 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Matthew Saltzman <mjs at clemson.edu> wrote:
>> I have one message sent to one list that keeps getting sent out
>> over and over (every 15 minutes or so).  I'm no expert in Mailman
>> internals or Python, so I have no idea how to stop it or how to
>> figure out what's gone wrong.  Has anyone seen this before?  Any
>> suggested course of action?  My subscribers are going crazy.
>> TIA.
> Set emergency On. If as I suspect some list member process is
> resending the message to the list, this will stop it. You can then
> delete the dups waiting moderation.

If the above doesn't help, check Mailman's retry queue and smtp-failure
log. There may be some issue between Mailman and the MTA causing Mailman
to think the message wasn't accepted (or some recipients weren't
accepted) when it was. If this is the case, you can verify that the
retry queue entry (qfiles/retry/*.pck) is the message with either
Mailmans bin/dumpdb or bin/show_qfiles pointed at the entry and if it is
the offender, just remove it. Then the smtp-failure log entries may help
you understand what happened.

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

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