[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Re: Unstoppable duplicate message [RESOLVED (but not solved)]

Matthew Saltzman mjs at clemson.edu
Thu Mar 8 16:06:48 CET 2012

So I had to reboot the server for other reasons, and the loop seems to
be broken--the duplicates have stopped.

Thanks for the suggestions.  I will remember them for next time.

On Wed, 2012-03-07 at 19:10 -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote: 
> 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.

Matthew Saltzman
Clemson University Mathematical Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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