On Thu, 28 Jan 1999 10:45:19 -0500
Brad Crittenden<bac(a)ivc.com> wrote:
> hello: i've followed the threads on qmail and exim but i'm a bit
> confused. it seems that mailman does not yet support qmail but
> may soon. does it actually work with exim?
I find that mailman works fine with Exim, and requires no patches or
other tweaks to do so.
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I've just subscribed to this list, and since there's no FAQ, I'm posting this question to the list:
Does mailman provide a way for a website to offer Hotmail-style web-based e-mail to its users? That would be a very useful feature, i my opinion. I have been looking for such a (free) tool, but there doesn't seem to be one available.
Thanks and regards,
Ganesh C. Prasad
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Is there an email interface for creating/removing mailing lists? We'd like to be able to send a message to an admin address and create/remove mailing lists, or via a web browser. Is this possible?
I just installed Mailman. My complements to the chef!
The only issue I have is with attachments in the archive. This is how
Content-Type: application/msword; name="IS_Server_Organization.doc"
Content-Disposition: inline; filename="IS_Server_Organization.doc"
on, and on, and on.
Any help here? I was hoping it would appear as maybe just the file name,
in this case "IS_Server_Organization.doc", clickable to download the file.
Also, would it be possible to create a form for replying to posts in the
archive? Maybe the list administrator can be give the option to make this
form availible for anonymous cowards, or have it authenticate via the user
passwords they use to change their user settings.
Arizona State University
>Does mailman provide a way for a website to offer Hotmail-style web-based
e-mail to its users? That would be a very useful feature, i my opinion. I
have been looking for such a (free) tool, but there doesn't seem to be one
actually, it's pretty funny, but there's a product called Mailman that does
just that. It looks just like the yahoo mail or excite mail, and i found
it by searching for mailman on excite. It's fully customizable and is
written in perl.
[was out of town last week; sorry for the delay]
John Morton wrote:
> Greg Stein writes:
> > List is: pycom-dev
> > Host name: pythonpros.com
> > URL: http://mailman.pythonpros.com/mailman/
> > People send to pycom-dev(a)pythonpros.com. That mail is handled on the
> > mail exchanger box. Visiting www.pythonpros.com brings you to a
> > Linux-based web server. Mailman runs on mailman.pythonpros.com which is
> > on the third Linux box.
> So under these circumstances, you don't need to have a wrapper script
> that ssh's to the mailman machine and runs the CGI? That's what I'd
> like to do, but I'm have problems setting up the PATH_INFO variable
> via ssh on the mailman machine.
Here are my machines:
ns1.lyra.org : primary mail server, primary DNS
cartman.lyra.org : Mailman machine, with a mail server and web server
www.pythonpros.com : general web server
mailman.pythonpros.com is a CNAME for cartman.
On ns1, I have pycom-dev(a)pythonpros.com forwarded to
pycom-dev(a)cartman.lyra.org. cartman's /etc/aliases forwards that to
Mailman where it gets processed. cartman performs all outbound
deliveries of the mail lists under the "pythonpros.com" domain name.
cartman also handles mailman web requests under the
mailman.pythonpros.com virtual host.
www.pythonpros.com goes to the general web server.
No SSH or funny CGI or anything is involved.
> > The NT box is a colocated box which runs some other domains' web sites.
> > Their mail and mailing lists are handled by the appropriate linux box.
> So mailing list mail is forwarded the mailman box, and the MTA on that
> machine calls the mail wrapper, etc?
The NT box merely hosts web pages. The domains' MX records point to ns1.
If the domain is hosting a mailing list, then the inbound mail is
forwarded (by ns1) to cartman for Mailman processing.
The NT box can link people to mailman.example.com on cartman, or the NT
machine can actually contain the subscription form and simply post it to
> > Yah, seems like overkill on the number of machines, but then again:
> > they're mostly 486's with small memory; and I don't want to run a beta
> > Mailman on the mail exchanger (which is also primary DNS) since I've
> > seen earlier Mailman versions bumble the box.
> That seems sensible. We've got web servers set up like that, but I'm
> running mailman-1.0b8 on the mail server machine.
I took it off my primary mail machine. I found that 1.0b6 could throw my
machine into a mail loop and chew up the CPU. At one point, the mail
machine was refusing all incoming mail and was not even serving DNS
properly. Since it is a critical piece of the network, I removed Mailman
to a dedicated box.
This actually works out well. Inbound mail (relatively light) goes thru
ns1. The heavy mail distribution and queueing and Mailman CGI processing
occurs on a dedicated machine.
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
I have a little problem.
My lists don't appear at /mailman/listinfo , but at /mailman/admin they
are ok on the web interface.
/mailman/listinfo says: 'There currently are no publicly-advertised
mailman mailing lists on... '
/mailman/admin says: 'Below is the collection of publicly-advertised
mailman mailing lists on...' and there
are my lists' names correctly there.
What should I do to make my lists visible at /mailman/listinfo ?
Sorry for language mistakes.
I've installed mailman 1.08b on my Linux to create a mailing list.
I supposed, everything was configured correctly because no error message
appear in my /var/adm/syslog and /home/mailman/logs/error.
I've created a newlist called test and subscribe to it using 2 email
accounts for testing. When i post to the list (test(a)list.hostname.org),
it stored the post in archive dir and i can browse it via homepage. But,
why it doesn't mail a copy to the list member?(I choose non-digest
membership for both account).
Is there any other thing that I not configure yet?..
Thanx in advance.
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I just installed Mailman 1.0b8 on a Cobalt RAQ MIPS based Linux machine
and it's working great for the most part. Kudos for an excellent piece of
I think that I've stumbled across a bug in Pipermail, but I'm not sure
exactly what caused it or how to duplicate it. The header from one
message got attached to the body of a second. I'm thinking that it has
something to do with the goofy MIME-encapsulated HTML that the first
message was sent in.
I need to execute another script like from the command line, passing
arguments just as i would do it at the command line. what i am trying
to do is build an interface to the newlist script via email, so i
def ProcessNewListCmd(self, args, cmd, mail):
if len(args) < 4:
cmd = "%s %s %s >> /etc/aliases" % (mm_cfg.PYTHON,
cmdproc = os.popen(cmd, 'r')
status = cmdproc.close()
'Non-zero exit status: %d\nCommand: %s' %
((status >> 8), cmd))
(yes, i'm going to add error checking later)
but it's not working at this point. can someone help? The python docs
are lacking details in many areas, and the exec, popen, etc are ones
that i need docs on :)