[Mailman-Users] When is last_post_time updated?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jul 23 19:28:16 CEST 2013

On 07/23/2013 12:29 AM, Peter Heitzer wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I have a few mailing lists which show a last_post_time of 1970-01-01. Does this
> really mean that the list has not yet sent any mails to its subscribers, i.e the
> list is inactive?


> I assume that only a regular post from an allowed mail address forces an update
> to a lists last_post_time variable. Is that correct?

Any post that is accepted for delivery to the list members, regardless
of how it got accepted, updates last_post_time just before being queued
for delivery to the outgoing MTA.

> The reason for asking is that I want to get rid of some inactive lists. If the
> last_post_time is a reliable criterion for inactivity I could contact the list
> owners and ask them if the list could be removed.

Yes, it is.

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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