[Mailman-Users] Problems Erasing Subscribe Spam

Rüdiger Wolf ruediger at stura.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu May 31 10:46:47 EDT 2018

We're currently dealing with some Subscribe Spam. Dealing with it, I 
encountered a problem I need help with:

I used Mark's scrip list_pending 
(https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/list_pending) to find out how many 
Subscriptions we got and which adresses were used. I iterated over all 
lists I got from list_lists --bare and took just the ones with "type: 
S". Turns out we got 66608 subscriptions from 66560 different adresses. 
Luckily, they all match the regex \w*\+\w*@gmail\.com, so I tried to 
wipe the mess whith another script of Mark, erase 

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?

Regards, Ruediger

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