[Mailman-Users] How to adjust the frequency of moderation notifications?

Glenn Sieb ges+lists at wingfoot.org
Mon Oct 7 21:23:53 CEST 2013

On 10/7/13 1:06 PM, Javad Hoseini-Nopendar wrote:
> Hello
> When one of the posts is waiting for moderation, Mailman keeps sending me a 
> reminder every few days. What can I do so not to receive the reminder so 
> often? For example I want to receive only weekly reminders or once every two 
> weeks. I mean I want an immediate notification when there is a post pending 
> for moderation, but the reminder should be sent only every two weeks.  It's 
> even OK if Mailman does not send any reminders after the first notification.

This is a crontab entry, so simply adjust the checkdbs crontab entry...

Become root and:
# crontab -e -u mailman

The crontab editor will pop up, and you will see an entry like this in
the list, change it as necessary for your needs:

# At 8AM every day, mail reminders to admins as to pending requests.
# They are less likely to ignore these reminders if they're mailed
# early in the morning, but of course, this is local time... ;)
0 8 * * * /usr/local/bin/python -S /usr/local/mailman/cron/checkdbs

For notes on how to use cron:


(The above entry will run at the 0th minute of the 8th hour of every day
as it reads...)

Good luck!


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