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.
J C Lawrence Internet: claw(a)kanga.nu
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I could've sworn that this was addressed on the list already, but
I can't seem to find the message about it... So here I go (again?)
Anyhow, I recently converted a SmartList list to Mailman via
the add_members script, but now I'm getting this error message
for all of the users who try accessing their password:
Mailman noticed in .MailUserPassword() that:
lacks a password. Please notify the Mailman system manager at this
So what can I do about it? There's no option to default/recreate a
password for the user... Do I need to go through and manually
subscribe each person <shudder>...
The other interesting that I noticed is that some of the addresses
had the 'plain' option unchecked, regardless of whether or not they
were receiving mail in digest form.
> > first of all, is it okay to use the following apache srm.conf
> > aliases for mailman instead of the one it asks for?
> > Alias /archives/ /home/mailman/archives/public/
> > ScriptAlias /lists/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
> > (everything seems to work fine with that except the following)
> This isn't going to work (as you already found out) for the
> private archives.
Well, they could -- and if they weren't it's not necessarily for the
reasons you pointed out.
On my Mailman, the public archive for a specific list is referenced
from the lists "listinfo" page as
while lists with private archives have the archive links on the
"listinfo" page pointing to
This works perfectly fine for me, with these srm.conf directives:
Alias /pipermail/ /home/mailman/archives/public/
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /home/mailman/cgi-bin/
The "/mailman/private" part of the private archive URL is taken from
the PRIVATE_ARCHIVE_URL setting in Mailman/mm_cfg.py, while
"/pipermail" comes from PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL.
So, this really comes down to how the original posters wants her (or
his, I don't know what sex "deadgrrrl" is :) archive URLs to look
If my URLs look good, my setup is outlined above. If URLs starting
with "http://HOSTNAME/archives" are what is wanted (for both private
and public archives), then I think the clean solution would be:
Alias /archives/ /home/mailman/archives/
PUBLIC_ARCHIVE_URL = '/archives/public'
PRIVATE_ARCHIVE_URL = '/archives/private'
(because I like to reduce the number of srm.conf aliases as much as
Either way, what really matters is that the settings in mm_cfg.py and
srm.conf correspond to each other in a correct way.
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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The web site says that Python 1.5 or newer is required. It seems to
be that 1.5.1 or newer is required, as the "getpass" module does not
exist in 1.5.
Also, under BSD/OS unix (and most BSD in general) the group setgid bit
is not necessary on directories -- the default bahavior is to use the
directory's group when creating new files. Having the setgid bit
causes annoying security alerts, but is otherwise harmless.
The INSTALL document says that the default list for --with-mail-gid is
'other daemon'. However, the wrapper on my system was build to be
I'm building Python 1.5.1 now, so when I get it going, I may report
Vivek Khera, Ph.D. Khera Communications, Inc.
Internet: khera(a)kciLink.com Rockville, MD +1-301-545-6996
PGP & MIME spoken here http://www.kciLink.com/home/khera/
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?
Fred Atkinson wrote:
> I downloaded a copy of your 'Mailman' program. I could not find
> the instructions on how to install it, though. And I only got your
> email address by doing a 'whois' on 'list.org'.
Hmm. There should be an INSTALL file in the distribution. You did get
the 1.0b8 distribution, didn't you?
The www.list.org web site provides some information. For example, the
user support mailing list is mailman-users(a)list.org. I see that the FAQ
is not on the site, although they have one. Maybe this email will prod
the developers into adding it to the site :-)
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
Can anyone tell me if it is (or will in a future version) be possible to to
totally customize the HTML that is output by Mailman... for example the
output of http://www.yaddayadda.yadda/listinfo, etc? While there are a
couple of minor changes I would prefer to make to the text itself, the major
thing is that I would like to change the colors, font, etc. to match the
rest of my site. I'd presume that because some of the HTML is already
customizable, that the remainder will be made so in the future, but would
just like to get an opinion/confirmation on that :-)
Thanks for any suggestions,
>>>>> Mike <<<<<
MSNBC has an article (http://www.msnbc.com/news/244979.asp) about linux. as
an example of how easy it is to get and install server software off the web
they used Mailman as a test.
congratulations on the publicity!
First of all, I want to say Mailman is exactly what I have wanted but
didn't know existed. I run a dozen or so mail lists with web
archives and news gating using a glued together mess of shell
scripts, C programs, Perl scripts, and procmail scripts. It's one of
those things that started as a simple task and sort of evolved over
time. Now that the number of lists are growing, it is fast becoming
an administration nightmare. Mailman is the perfect solution. Thanks
to all you who made it available.
Now for the problem I have encountered. I've concluded that it has
99.9% probability of being an INN configuration problem, but one
which directly effects the operation of Mailman. I'm posting here on
the gut feeling that others here have encountered the same thing.
When Mailman connects to the news server using the NNTP class in the
Python dist, it is connecting via innd directly and therefore only
has a limited subset of the commands. I get this same limited subset
of commands by telneting to news.bticc.net 119 from the same host it
runs on. However, if I telnet in from my other box, I get the full
set of commands and the newslog shows the connection being handled by
nnrpd. If I configure Mailman to send the messages to the INN
running on the remote host, it works fine.
For the most part, my INN configuration is the default Redhat
configuration for INN-2.0 with only paths, hostname, and newsfeeds
changed. I know the solution is probably quite simple such as a
tweak in one of the INN configuration files, but I have not yet
determined exactly what it is. If anyone knows what tweak, I would
greatly appreciate a hint.
I am not directly subscribed to the list, so if anyone replies,
please Cc: a copy to me directly. Thanks for your time.
P.S. Prior to finding Mailman, I had been contemplating a hack to
hypermail to implement SQL based archive indexing. One of the lists
I archive has over 36000 messages in it, and I would like to be able
to do global subject, author, thread, date (and possibly keyword)
lookups over the entire archive. Right now each month has its own
set of indexes. Has anyone proposed such an idea for Mailman? I
might tinker around with it after I familiarize myself with the
internal workings of Mailman and after I get a more pressing project