[Mailman-Users] Mailman digest issues

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Aug 12 19:04:31 CEST 2014

On 08/12/2014 03:11 AM, Henrik Rasmussen wrote:
> Further info on the problem is that the list admin just released 47 mails 30 minutes ago (please note that the digest_size_threshhold is now = 0, was previously 1000). Until now the list have sent 22 digest-mails with a single mail in each digest mail, all named Volume 20, but with increasing Issue number from 1 to 22. The numbering is expected, but the mails should've been send as a collection, not as individual mails.

This is a bug <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/558274>. It was
fixed in 2.1.16. Prior to that, setting digest_size_threshhold = 0 would
produce the behavior you see.

If you want no digests based on size in older versions, set
digest_size_threshhold =  a very large number.

> There is no /var/lib/mailman/lists/LISTNAME/digest.mbox for the list in question, or any other list. Though I don't know which other lists do send digest mails.

Because the digest has been sent.

> The list admin now have Emergency-moderated the list. I guess this is just to stop all incoming traffic from being sent out, and have no effect on what the list admin do release, right?

I don't understand this question. With emergency = Yes, all posts will
be held and if approved by the list admin/moderator will be delivered to
the list and accumulated for the digest (which with
digest_size_threshhold = 0 pre 2.1.16 will be sent immediately, one
digest per post).

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