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I have a strange problem with a mailman installation on a new server that I have not experienced before. Sometimes mailman will forward me bounced emails that it cannot process automatically. Other times mailman's bounce processer seems to get stuck. It accumulates these emails until I restart the server. Then it sends me hundreds of these. I have not been able to figure out why it gets stuck. I have been unsuccessful in reproducing the problem.

My setup:
OS: Redhat Linux Fedora Core 5
Mailman version: 2.1.5

Has anybody else had similar trouble before? Google cant find anything relevant. Any ideas in troubleshooting this would be much appreciated.

Thanks.

Mubashir Cheema
cheema at cheema.com

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  • Mark Sapiro at Jan 11, 2007 at 4:12 pm
    ----- Original Message ---------------

    Subject: [Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounce notifications stop working
    From: Mubashir Cheema <cheema at cheema.com>
    Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:45:01 -0800
    To: mailman-users at python.org
    I have a strange problem with a mailman installation on a new server that I have not experienced before. Sometimes mailman will forward me bounced emails that it cannot process automatically. Other times mailman's bounce processer seems to get stuck. It accumulates these emails until I restart the server. Then it sends me hundreds of these. I have not been able to figure out why it gets stuck. I have been unsuccessful in reproducing the problem.

    It seems that perhaps BounceRunner is dying so the bounces are queued
    but not processed until you restart.

    Check Mailman's 'qrunner' and 'error' logs for clues as to why this is
    happening. Possibly some malformed spam is being sent to the -bounces
    address and causing problems for BounceRunner.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Mubashir Cheema at Jan 12, 2007 at 10:40 am
    It appears that BounceRunner was indeed dying and I was suffering from this bug:

    https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?funcÞtail&atid0103&aid94696&group_id3

    I have upgraded my mailman installation to v 2.1.9 and hope that this will fix
    the problem.

    Thanks.

    -Cheema
    On Thu, Jan 11, 2007 at 08:12:18AM -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:


    ----- Original Message ---------------

    Subject: [Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounce notifications stop working
    From: Mubashir Cheema <cheema at cheema.com>
    Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2007 05:45:01 -0800
    To: mailman-users at python.org
    I have a strange problem with a mailman installation on a new server that I have not experienced before. Sometimes mailman will forward me bounced emails that it cannot process automatically. Other times mailman's bounce processer seems to get stuck. It accumulates these emails until I restart the server. Then it sends me hundreds of these. I have not been able to figure out why it gets stuck. I have been unsuccessful in reproducing the problem.

    It seems that perhaps BounceRunner is dying so the bounces are queued
    but not processed until you restart.

    Check Mailman's 'qrunner' and 'error' logs for clues as to why this is
    happening. Possibly some malformed spam is being sent to the -bounces
    address and causing problems for BounceRunner.

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

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