Reply to: RE>>Repeated messages
On 4/4/96 8:55 AM, David W. Hwang among others, wrote:
> > Anyone know why a normal, perfectly behaved mailing list should suddenly
> > decide to send out repeated postings to the list ?
> I had this problem on one of the mailing lists hosted on my
> server. The list maintainer had to unsubscribe everyone from the list
> to keep it from snowballing. He waited over the weekend, then
> resubscribed everyone Monday morning. A few repeated messages showed
> up, but then it mysteriously stopped. *sigh*
Yes this happened to me about a year ago and it is perhaps rehappening
now. I looked for a cause to no avail last year and it eventually went
away. Go figure?
David W. Hwang, M.D.
I've had the occasional subscriber's list get corrupted. The most
apparent symptom is a lot of bounce addresses all of a sudden, or
duplicates, in your case.
Instead of cleaning out the subscriber's list, I edited it, and
found duplicate addresses. I deleted the second doubles, and the
list went back to normal. I mentioned this quite some time ago,
and still haven't buried myself in the script to find out why
Majordomo would re-write a chunk of the subscriber's file.