[Mailman-Users] Problems Erasing Subscribe Spam

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Jun 1 11:36:15 EDT 2018

On 05/31/2018 07:46 AM, Rüdiger Wolf wrote:
> It works nicely for a bunch of lists, but I don't get why it doesn't
> work with all of them. Looking more closely I found in
> /var/lib/mailman/lists/<listname> the pending.pck file the script is
> operating on.
> Does someone have an idea why it might not work for all lists?

'list_pending' lists requests waiting user confirmation. These are in
the various pending.pck files. 'erase' does not remove them unless you
specify the -p/--pending option. Without that option, 'erase' only
removes list members and moderator requests for the address(es).

Further, even with -p, 'erase' only removes pending subscription
confirmations (type 'S') from pending.pck.

If that doesn't explain what is happening, what does 'list_pending' show
that isn't removed? Also, if 'list_pending' shows subscription
confirmations that aren't removed, what does

ls -la var/lib/mailman/lists/<listname>


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