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Noooooooooo! phpList sent the wrong message out!

PostPosted: 7:57pm, Wed 03 Apr, 2013
by garybeck
I just spent the last 3 hours prepping my newsletter. I sent a test message to myself many times until it looked just right. I finally hit the send button.

I am getting responses from people who received my PREVIOUS newsletter that I sent out 6 months ago. What the????????

it appears some people got the new one, some people got the old one.... I don't know perhaps some people got both.....

how could this happen?!?! how can I prevent it from happening again?

this is confusing my customers and making me look like an idiot.

here's what the screen says:

Started
Sent in last run: 0
Skipped in last run: 0
Processing has started, 1 message(s) to process.
It is safe to click your "stop" button now, report will be sent by email to listreports@solarbus.org/
Processing message 20
Looking for users
Found them: 920 to process
Processed 920 out of 920 users
Script stage: 5
920 emails failed (will retry later)
Finished this run
Waiting for 100 seconds before reloading

any help is appreciated.

gary in Vermont

Re: Noooooooooo! phpList sent the wrong message out!

PostPosted: 10:22pm, Thu 04 Apr, 2013
by duncanc
I suspect that your old message, when originally sent, did not complete sending. Possibly there were some email addresses that phplist kept retrying.
When you processed the queue for your latest message the previous message was also processed. phplist will then send the message to any new list members.

The event log you have provided shows that there is something wrong as all the emails have failed. Possibly the send rate is too high for your mail server.
920 emails failed (will retry later)

Re: Noooooooooo! phpList sent the wrong message out!

PostPosted: 7:14am, Thu 09 May, 2013
by garybeck
thanks... how can I prevent this from happening again? is there a way to clear the queue, in case there are any unsent messages still waiting?

it had been months since my last newsletter went out, so evidently these stuck or pending messages can sit there for a long time. before I send out another newsletter, I'd like to be sure this won't happen again. if some of the recipients didn't get the newsletter last time, I still want them to get the newest one going out, not the last one.

if there's any way to clear out the queue, please let me know. thanks!