[Mailman-Users] new users added to custom MemberAdaptor don't get emails

Viktor ubuntu at fachschaft.physik.uni-bielefeld.de
Wed May 7 16:15:59 CEST 2014

On 2014-05-03 23:55, Mark Sapiro wrote:

>> I can't say more about what to do without actually seeing your
>> MemberAdaptor, however you might look at
>> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/558106> for an alternative.

That was actually my starting point to develop my MemberAdapter. I did
not use it directly because the LDAP server might be down sometimes and
I still wanted mails to be delivered. I did not want to try LDAP
replication, partly because it seems complicated and partly because I do
not want the LDAP database on the webserver (even if the login passwords
are hashed).

> OK, I took a quick look at your stuff from
> <http://sourceforge.net/projects/ldapsync/files/>.
> I think your issue is you rely on extend.py to instantiate
> FileMemberships and reload the member data when the list is instantiated.
> I suspect your Mailman is 2.1.14 or older which maintains a list cache
> in the qrunners so the list gets instantiated and cached and further
> references to the list object retrieve it from the cache and update it
> as needed, but it is never again actually instantiated so extend.py is
> never called again.

You are right, it is mailman 2.1.13-5, I am running a debian server.
After upgrading to debian wheezy with mailman 2.1.15-1, the problem
seems fixed.



P.S: It is not wise to register to a mailing list using the address of
another mailing list. I actually replied a few days ago, but I used
'reply to all' and that only send an e-mail to myself and the other

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