[Mailman-Users] mailman queues

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Mar 17 10:05:03 EDT 2020

On 3/16/20 1:20 PM, keld at keldix.com wrote:
> I have a problem with removing failing subscription requests
> eg from a bogus requester. I thought I could remove the request
> from a queue somewhere but cannot find it.
> the subscription requests keep recurring, over 1000 in my maillog -postfix

The requests waiting user confirmation are in the file
lists/LIST_NAME/pending.pck. Requests waiting moderator action are in
the file lists/LIST_NAME/requests.pck.

There are scripts at <https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/> (mirrored at
<https://fog.ccsf.edu/~msapiro/scripts/>) which can help with this. In
particular, "erase" and "list_requests". Also, the withlist script

More recent Mailman has defenses against robotic web subscribes, but
none are in 2.1.9.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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