[Mailman-Users] mailman running very slow

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Oct 24 20:03:13 CEST 2012

Richard Shetron wrote:
>Also mailing from a week ago are starting to come through, but I thought 
>I'd removed all of them from both the mailq and from mailman.  I thought 
>I new how to cancel/remove older mailings, but it seems not.  How do you 
>cancel old mailings?  I've cleared the postfix queue and I thought I'd 
>cleared the mailman qfiles.

If you removed all the entries from Mailman's queue files or at least
those in the out/ and retry/ queues, no old messages should be coming
from Mailman except for messages that were held for moderation and
have been subsequently approved.

>I'm also occasionally getting the following error in the smtp-failure log:
>Oct 24 06:00:01 2012 (29638) Low level smtp error: (4, 'Interrupted 
>system call'), msgid:< at marchreport.com>

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/-IA9>.

>We're using ubuntu with postfix.
>python processes:
>mailman   4585  0.0  0.0   9728  6904 ?        S    06:00   0:08 
>/usr/bin/python /var/lib/mailman/bin/qrunner --runner=MaildirRunner:0:1 -s

Why are you running MaildirRunner? are you actually using maildir
delivery to Mailman?

>another error in smtp-failure:
>Oct 24 09:37:18 2012 (4582) All recipients refused: {'mmm5000 at aol.com': 
>(503, '5.5.1 Error: nested MAIL command')}, msgid: 
>< at marchreport.com>

This indicates some serious confusion in Python's smtplib.

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

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