[Mailman-Users] unsubscriptions due to automatic bounce processing

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Aug 28 13:33:51 EDT 2016

On 08/28/2016 05:59 AM, Matt Morgan wrote:
> Thanks! I think I need to understand better what mailman does on
> schedule. Is there somewhere a brief description of those cron jobs?

The cron jobs are in Mailman's cron/ directory. The standard ones are
bumpdigests, checkdbs, cull_bad_shunt, disabled, gate_news, mailpasswds,
nightly_gzip and senddigests. You can run any of them with a '--help'
option for more info. bumpdigests is normally not run as it's function
is handled automatically. I also recommend not running nightly_gzip as
it just makes/updates the archive *.txt.gz files which are unnecessary,
but if you stop running it, you should also remove all the
archives/private/*/*.txt.gz files (but not the archives/private/*/*.txt

There is a crontab.in file in the cron/ directory which is the suggested
crontab, but the actual crontab may be in /var/spool/cron/mailman,
/var/spool/cron/crontabs/mailman, /etc/cron.d/mailman or elsewhere
depending on the OS and how Mailman was installed.

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