I can't get to the pending request page for a mailing list.
(My web clients just say "waiting for response" and finally give up.)
I think it is because there are too many pending requests after some
problems. (config.db is almost 10MB.)
How can I do this some other way?
The "general options" menu has a umbrella_member_suffix option, which is
described as "Suffix for use when this list is an umbrella for other
lists, according to setting of previous "umbrella_list" setting."
But there is no "umbrella_list" setting anywhere that I can find!
(I have one list subscribed to another, and there are problems with
replies to messages sent to the first and received on the second. I was
hoping the "umbrella list" option would give me some way of fixing this.)
I am working with a big project (in the OpenSource business)
which runs some 150+ mailling lists with Smartmail. Now the
main reason Mailman may not be an option is that the
memmbership information is not in plaintext format.
Now, I have not looked at mailman much, but what format is
the files? I am thinking about parsing the db files myself
and write some frontend of my own. With that many working
lists and the current amount of mails a day there is not
much room for changing too much.
[ I know of list_members and remove_members, but the file
format is not quite obvious... ]
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Hannover, Germany, Phone +49 511 909198 0, Fax +49 511 391307
I just installed mailman 1.1 and am just in the testing phase
of implementing. I've searched all the docs but still haven't found
if it's possible to prevent non-members of a list from posting.
Thanks for any pointers and sorry if this is an faq -- didn't see it
Hi there! I was wondering if somebody could help me out. I've got it
installed, and it says that everything is happy, but when it tries to
subscribe me, this is the error that I get in $mailman/logs/smtp-failures:
Mar 27 10:58:18 2000 TrySMTPDelivery: To gleblanc(a)cu-portland.edu:
Mar 27 10:58:18 2000 TrySMTPDelivery: socket.error / (110, 'Connection
timed out') (deferred)
Mar 27 10:58:18 2000 TrySMTPDelivery: Maybe your MTA daemon needs
Sendmail doesn't say that anything is wrong, and I can send mail from
ordinary users. No, my MTA daemon doesn't need restarting, I tried that
already. I've run out of things to look at. Thanks,
At 03:00 PM 3/31/00 -0500, you wrote:
Well there is no file named "public" in the /home/mailman/cgi-bin/ but
there is a "private" and the private archives work so???????? I assume
there should be a public file as well...
>Are they really missing or do you not have the link in the httpd.conf file
>I couldn't get the public archives to work until I added the alias from
> <prefix1>/htdocs/pipermail/ -> <prefix2>/mailman/archives/public/
>You also need to make sure in the alias directory definition has the
>FollowSymLinks attribute because mailmain uses a lot of symbolic links.
>Todd M. Shrider
>On Fri, 31 Mar 2000, Jeff Fiegel wrote:
> > >Does the cgi-bin/public file get created as part of the setup??? Because
> > >mine is missing... (So the public archives don't work..) If they are
> > >installation independent can someone please send me the file...???
> > ------------------------------------------------------
> > Mailman-Users maillist - Mailman-Users(a)python.org
> > http://www.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users
>Mailman-Users maillist - Mailman-Users(a)python.org
Thanks for the info about preventing non-members from posting. I got it.
Because I currently have sendmail lists where users cannot unsubscribe
(and are not allowed to), is there any mechanism for disabling a
members's ability to do this? For example, a list to deliver
emergency notices would not work too well if members were permitted
to unsubscribe. At the same time, however, I desire the no-posting
from non-members. Thanks.
>Does the cgi-bin/public file get created as part of the setup??? Because
>mine is missing... (So the public archives don't work..) If they are
>installation independent can someone please send me the file...???
> From: Michael Ghens <michael(a)spconnect.com>
> Mail man does have a ~/bin/add_members script. Problem with that is that
> you need to be logged in as mailman. (Problem with that is that SysAdmins
> like me tend to make such accounts with no password).
> Might be a interesting excersize to create a procmail script that calls
> that fuction.
While not a procmail script, I did write a web page that called the add_members. Apache has the suEXEC wrapper to run scripts called
from a users page as that user, so I created pages under http://servername/~mailman, and protected them as needed with .htaccess
files. This it not what I wanted, procmail would be much better. It was however, a proof of concept.
Nicholas Brenckle Yale University School of Medicine
nicholas.brenckle(a)yale.edu 100 Church Street, Quad 1 - Suite 214
203-737-2377 New Haven, CT 06519
When people send email to our list from an unsubscribed address, they get
a responce like this:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: plug-admin(a)lists.nothinbut.net
> Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 10:25 AM
> To: barwell(a)iqgroup.com
> Subject: Mail sent to PLUG
> Your mail to 'PLUG' with the subject:
> this message should not get to the plug list
> Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
> The reason it is being held:
> Only approved posters may post without moderator approval.
> Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
> notification of the moderator's decision.
And the message goes in a queue to be processed manually by a moderator.
It's agravating. Instead, I'd like the message to say "Your message did
NOT get posted to the mailing list. Go to
http://lists.nothinbut.net/mail/listinfo/plug to subscribe, then resend
it." And not have it put into any queue.
Also, from time to time it holds messages because of something having to
do with "implicit destination". This seems to happen whenever the mailing
list is not the only address in the To: field, or is not in the To: filed
(Cc or Bcc).
I've read through the general options,
skimmed http://www.list.org/faq.html, and didn't see any way to do either
of these. What would it take to do them ?