[pmwiki-users] Emailed notifications of wiki updates are stuck and spamming me

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at pobox.com
Wed Aug 2 10:55:19 CDT 2006

On Wed, Aug 02, 2006 at 09:27:14AM -0600, Doyce Testerman wrote:
>    A few months ago, I (finally) updated my PMWiki install to a 2.x version
>    from a 1.x version.  Everything's going fantastic, except for one
>    problem.  If I leave email notifications on, I get an 'updated Wiki' email
>    message about every 20 seconds or so -- the only change listed in the
>    email is the last change I made before updating the wiki to 2.x -- the
>    email never contains any of the current updates, and doesn't ever stop
>    sending this one bouncing notification.
>    I've had to shut off email notifications as a result, but doing so doesn't
>    stop this process from running -- as soon as I turn on email notification
>    again, this starts right back up.
>    I'm sure that what happened is that I replaced the 1.x code with the 2.x
>    stuff while the update process was still running and something just
>    started looping, but I'm at a loss as to how I'd *stop* it.  Any help much
>    appreciated.

Try removing any .mailposts file from the wiki.d/ directory.  It appears that
PmWiki is having trouble doing that, or writing the file.

If that doesn't do it, then there's something else going on.

But if you're updated to the latest version of PmWiki,  you might want
to switch to using NotifyLists instead of MailPosts anyway. (NotifyLists
is much more robust and has more capabilities.)

Hope this helps,


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