Forum OpenACS Q&A: Spam module in 3.2.5 trouble?
I recently decided that I wanted to spam the registered users of my
little friends-and-family oACS installation. I wrote up the spam,
and waited for it to go out. The spam goes to "sending" fairly
quickly, but then never actually seems to get sent. (I didn't
receive it, I didn't get a bounce, it continues to list as "sending"
24 hours later, with 0 messages sent.)
Obviously something is screwy here.
oACS successfully sends errors in the logs, bboard postings, etc. So
mail from other modules is working. But not spam.
I got this spam by doing a search for users and clicking "spam these
users." I don't have any user classes defined. (Is this part of the
Before I pull any hair out (lacking an error message anywhere), can
anyone suggest where I might start to look for the problem? This one
has me stumped!
Check this setting in your nsd.tcl
ns_section "ns/parameters" ns_param MailHost my.email.server
By default the MailHost is set to localhost. If you are not running sendmail or another mail server locally you will need to specify a mail server to send mail through and make sure that you can send mail through it.
that would be too easy.
this module a while back and it was failing because a field was missing in users table or copy/view thereof.... and it turned out that it was a field we had added for OTHER purposes. At the time, I thought that my adding a field for OTHER purposes shouldn't break the spam module...
This module, i think uses a view or a copy of the original table and and.... check your error log and follow the dusty trail 'till you find the bug!
Thanks to everyone for the help :)