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?
I'm using mailman for a student organization that requires membership
before being able to access the discussion list. Since it is a student
club, members come and go frequently so we'd like to include names along
with e-mail id's on the subscription list so that we can easily identify
an id with its owner and delete them as members graduate. I notice that
on the membership management list it stores the e-mail's only. Is it
possible to add names as well as e-mail id's to membership management
without maintaining a cross reference list somewhere else?
Is this worth reworking for Mailman 2?
From: Jack Valko [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 27 August, 2000 00:56
Subject: using swish-e searching with mailman lists
I've created a HOWTO on including SWISH-E searching into list archives.
It's available at http://www.valko.org/mailmanswish-e/. The changes are
rolled into my 1.1 installation, and I'll upgrade it to 2.0 as soon as it
comes out of beta.
Drop me a line if you have comments or questions,
please forgive me for asking quesions
that i am sure have been repeated over and over.
if there is a collection of faq somewhere that
answer mine please direct me there.
if not i would be grateful indeed for whatever you can tell me.
currently i am still in the phase where i have
to decide if mailman is the program of choice and
if it is if i will be requiring a dedicated server
or if i could make do with a virtual account
that has mailman pre-installed.
if some of my questions seem very ignorant programming- and
installationwise then that is the case
but i learn very fast and have no fear of going into delicate server
areas. just throw info at me and i'll figure it from there.
1. do i need root access to do such things as
bugpatch the program (for instance not letting attachments through)
and collect my archives if and when i would like to change providers?
2. can i plug-in a decent "search archives" feature?
i saw a link to a perl script posted here, does that go into the cgi-bin
or must it be placed in installation specific directories or rather do i
have to enter a configuration file not normally accessable in a virtual
3. what must one do to enable "posting from the web"?
4. i've gathered that when moving my list to mailman i can
mass-subscribe users. in what form and when in the procedure are they
issued the random passwords i have seen mentioned here?
5. where is the password file stored?
i would like to hitch it together with ftp access permissions.
6. who knows of a provider offering virtual accounts where one could set
up mailman in an accessable and flexible way?????????
thank you for any help.
Is it possible to tell Mailman to send outgoing mail for a mailing
list in several separate batches? My mailer (Exim) delivers a message
for multiple recipients sequentially. Of course, this is more
efficient in terms of network usage, but processing several batches in
parallel is faster (and network bandwidth isn't an issue here).
In addition, administrative requests are not handled until the
cron/qrunner script is run---I'd prefer if they were dealt with
Did I miss some config options? I'm running Mailman 2.0.1.
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When unsubscribing an email through the web interface (by
unselecting the 'subscr' box) , is there a way to tell Mailman _NOT_ to
send out an unsubscribe message to said address?
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On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, at 04:42, Michael Dunston wrote:
> I recently upgraded both Mailman (2.0b5 -> 2.0) and Python (1.42 -> 2.0)
> and just noticed that the HTML archives are being created differently.
> In the old system, the individual HTML archived messages listed the
> poster's name and email address at the top of the page. For all messages
> after the upgrade, this is now being created as the poster's name with
> the list address (instead of the user's email).
> it was: Tom Smith tsmith(a)domain.com
> now is: Tom Smith list(a)listaddress.com
> Is this normal? Can anyone offer any insight into this? Thanks in
> advance for any enlightenment.
IMHO this is NOT just an upgrade problem...
I have the same problem on one of my lists, and I am using Python 2.0
and initially installed Mailman 2.0 and then upgraded to 2.01. Only one
of my numerous lists suffers from this problem. I tried wiping out the
archives and each time they get recreated with the same problem.
I just tried creating a new, test, list and it seems to function fine (I
used the default options). Does anyone have any idea what is wrong here?
> Is it possible to tell Mailman to send outgoing mail for a mailing
> list in several separate batches?
It already does.
> My mailer (Exim) delivers a message
> for multiple recipients sequentially. Of course, this is more
> efficient in terms of network usage, but processing several batches in
> parallel is faster (and network bandwidth isn't an issue here).
Oh, do you mean "simultaneous batches"? If your Python is built with
threads, you can use mm_cfg's MAX_DELIVERY_THREADS. I've never
tried it. As with everything you can set in mm_cfg, see
Defaults.py for documentation, and set it in mm_cfg.py if you
decide to try it.
> In addition, administrative requests are not handled until the
> cron/qrunner script is run---I'd prefer if they were dealt with
Yeah; I know Barry's working on redoing some of that stuff
for 2.1. Right now, it runs as a queue message, just like all
the rest of it. I don't see any good reason that you couldn't
invoke "<path-to-python> ~mailman/cron/qrunner" from the mail
alias that accepts commands, or from the end of the CGI script
that sends commands.
> I've just today started having problems with the web admin interface
> hanging on the initial load (ie when clicking from the bottom of the
> listinfo page, say.)
> The only thing I can explain this by is the upgrade of a small web-based
> mail program called Neomail (http://neomail.sourceforge.net/) which
> appears to have caused the problem. However, I can't see anything that
> would cause this - they operate from completely different directories and
> neomail should not have altered any other config files.
> The listinfo pages still seem to work fine.
> The error I get is as follows:
> [Wed Jan 31 13:38:57 2001] [error] [client 127.0.0.1] Premature end of
> script headers: /home/mailman/cgi-bin/admin
Since you say there aren't errors in mailman's log, I assume this
is in the web server's log? Aren't both Neomail and Mailman
heavily assisted by the web server? Are you *sure* Neomail didn't
change something about the web server configuration, like maybe
something to do with CGI scripts?
> and then on subsequent loads the page just hangs, and no further errors
> are generated.
Doubtless because there's a lock file around from the CGI script