I've noticed a minor problem with mailman 2.1.5.
My main use of the admindb page is deleting spam. From admin page
http://www.mydomain.com/mailman/admindb/mylist, checking "Discard all
messages marked Defer" and clicking on SUBMIT works fine.
Occasionally, I will use the "you can view all messages from
address(a)example.com" link. If I click on "Discard all messages marked
Defer", the message isn't discarded.
What the heck's going on here???
All other users of this list can reply to messages normally, but I have
one user that every time he replies, the list admin gets a message like:
From: mailman-bounces(a)ncees.org [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 10:12 AM
Subject: Uncaught bounce notification
The attached message was received as a bounce, but either the bounce format
was not recognized, or no member addresses could be extracted from it. This
mailing list has been configured to send all unrecognized bounce messages to
the list administrator(s).
His user looks like it is set up exactly like all the others. Any ideas
why this might be happening?
Has anyone successfully installed Mailman on Fedora Core 2? I've been trying on and off for the last few weeks, without success. Looking through the mailling list archives I've seen several threads on problems getting Mailman to compile on Fedora core 2, which is exactly what i'm having trouble with.
The box I'm trying to get mailman installed on has python version 2.3.3.
Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated. Here's a sample output of when i try to run Make Install:
[root@mx mailman-2.1.5]# make install
Creating architecture independent directories...
chmod o-r /usr/local/mailman/archives/private
Creating architecture dependent directories...
make: Entering directory `/tmp/mailman-2.1.5/bin'
for f in mmsitepass newlist rmlist add_members list_members remove_members clone_member update arch sync_members check_db withlist check_perms find_member version config_list list_lists dumpdb cleanarch list_admins genaliases change_pw mailmanctl qrunner inject unshunt fix_url.py convert.py transcheck b4b5-archfix list_owners msgfmt.py show_qfiles discard rb-archfix; \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 755 ../build/bin/$f /usr/local/mailman/bin; \
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/mailman-2.1.5/bin'
make: Entering directory `/tmp/mailman-2.1.5/cron'
for f in crontab.in; \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 $f /usr/local/mailman/cron; \
for f in checkdbs mailpasswds senddigests gate_news nightly_gzip bumpdigests disabled; \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 755 ../build/cron/$f /usr/local/mailman/cron; \
make: Leaving directory `/tmp/mailman-2.1.5/cron'
make: Entering directory `/tmp/mailman-2.1.5/misc'
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 ./*.jpg ./*.png /usr/local/mailman/icons
for d in bin cron scripts tests; \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 paths.py $dir; \
/usr/bin/install -c -m 755 mailman /usr/local/mailman/scripts
/usr/bin/install -c -m 644 sitelist.cfg /usr/local/mailman/data
for p in email-2.5.5 JapaneseCodecs-1.4.10 KoreanCodecs-2.0.5; \
gunzip -c ./$p.tar.gz | (cd . ; tar xf -); \
(cd ./$p ; umask 02 ; PYTHONPATH=/usr/local/mailman/pythonlib /usr/bin/python setup.py --quiet install --install-lib /usr/local/mailman/pythonlib --install-purelib /usr/local/mailman/pythonlib --install-data /usr/local/mailman/pythonlib); \
/usr/lib/python2.3/distutils/dist.py:213: UserWarning: 'licence' distribution option is deprecated; use 'license'
src/_japanese_codecs.c:12:20: Python.h: No such file or directory
src/_japanese_codecs.c:16: error: syntax error before '*' token
src/_japanese_codecs.c:16: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
src/_japanese_codecs.c:21: error: syntax error before '*' token
src/_japanese_codecs.c:21: error: syntax error before '*' token
src/_japanese_codecs.c: In function `codec_tuple':
src/_japanese_codecs.c:23: error: `PyObject' undeclared (first use in this function)
src/_japanese_codecs.c:23: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
src/_japanese_codecs.c:23: error: for each function it appears in.)
And then it just goes on and on with more and more errors.
This is probably a bit more of an unusual query from usual, but my
question is this:
How is the "FAQ Wizard" feature on your website driven?
I want to feature something exactly like this on my website.
Thanks in advance
Pete Bell, UK
I am brand new to the list and also new at using the mailman service. I
changed web host providers recently and my new host provider offers mailing
lists using the mailman program.
I set my list up and everything was working fine. Then about 3 days ago I
sent a post through and it did not go through. Every sense then I can not
get a post to go through or even receive confirmation e-mail when I
subscribe a new person to the list.
I went through the FAQs and I can't find anything that would help me. A lot
of it is over my head as I am just a list administrator/moderator.
Can someone help me figure this out?
In one of the previous posts (Allow members to send e-mail to another list) it was mentioned that intelligent spammers could monitor the output of a list and then spoof one of the subscribed addresses.
I dont know much about emails, but how is this possible that they can monitor the output? It is possible to stop it easily?
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When accessing the listinfo web page, it mentioned that "If you are having
trouble using the lists, please contact mailman@mailman_hostname".
I needed to change the above email address from mailman@mailman_hostname to
another email address such as admin_person@our_domain_name. I tried to
modify /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/listinfo.py, but I didn't know how use
Link('mailto:' + siteowner, siteowner)
Does anyone knows how to modify Link function to another email address?
Thanks for your help!
Is there ANYWHERE a novice can get hand-holding step-by-step tutorials
on all this stuff?
Python, scripts, configs, mailman, MTAs, what the hell does it all mean?
Is there ANYWHERE this is in plain English - where it isn't written as
if to be read by people with years of programming experience. I need:
"you do this... and then you do that... and this is what should
This might be a bit of an odd question (and one whose answer that I
haven't been able to come across in the archives) but I need to support
two CPU architectures with Mailman, with the bin scripts compiled on a
Sparc and the CGI stuff compiled for x86.
The webserver runs Linux and the mail server runs Solaris.
Any ideas? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Systems Administrator/Web Applications Developer
Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Labs