Hi - I have searched FAQ and archives to find an answer. Hoping you can
I have a new list (with previously imported addresses) for announcements
only, and wish these announcements to be received immediately.
I set the defaults to allow non-digest and to not allow digest.
I wish to send out announcements in html, and so wish to make the
default for new subscribers be MIME. While I see a setting under Digest
Options (MIME_is_Default_Digest), I don't see any equivalent option
under Non-Digest Options... and new subscribers continue to come in as
In order to avoid having to manually change this option for each
existing subscriber, is there a way to force all existing subscribers to
receive MIME in Non-Digest mode?
If not, is there a way to force all NEW subscribers to be enrolled with
MIME as their default?
Also, is there a way to "lock" the MIME switch on, so that users who try
to change their option to plain text will be prevented from doing so?
Recently, my Mailman list users who use either a HotMail or MSN.COM email address have not received any messages. Mailman does not record a "bounce" from these email addresses, but they do not receive any of the list traffic. When trying to send a message to a Mailman list, the user gets the following error message:
"This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.
Delivery to the following recipients failed."
And it lists the Mailman list email address. However, Mailman does not receive a bounce message. (My server is not listed with SpamHaus.org, or any of the other blacklists, so it should not be a spam filter sort of thing).
One user requested help from MSN, and they responded with:
"You are experiencing this issue because your .Net Passport <user's email address here> Profile (which is extensively used for authentication purposes) is corrupted (not updated). In order to resolve this issue, I would suggest you to Update your .NET passport profile."
They follow that with instructions to go to their MSN .NET Passport profile and re-type all the information by hand (not by cut and paste). Then a 15-step procedure is given to delete all cookies, history and temporary internet files and re-set the disk cache (space for files) to 10MB. They believe that will solve the problem but alas, it has not for the 4 users I have with MSN or HotMail email addresses.
Anyone else run into this and resolved it? I didn't see anything in the archives. If any of you have users with MSN or HotMail addresses, be advised they probably will not be able to receive emails, but you will not get "bounce" messages. They only way they will know is if they try to post to a Mailman list.
I have a (bit aged) Redhat 9 box (Pentium II/512Mb RAM) running Mailman
2.1.6 with Postfix. Its only has to run a single moderated mailing list
sending out one email every day to around 20,000 subscribers.
Sending out the emails is not problem - it works great. The major
problem is logging in to approve the email. It (Apache/2.0.40) is so
slow that it usually times out with a 500 error after you try and
Is there a way of speeding up the web interface?
Can I approve postings from the command line?
There is a large archive as they have been running this for around 3
years. Will it speed up if we trash part of the archive. If so how can I
trash archived data that is (say) over a year old?
There was a thread on this problem, but it was not really resolved, and
that user had 450,000 subscribers.
Any help appreciated.
Dear List -
I recently have changed mail servers and my attempt at moving Mailman
appears to have only partially succeeded.
check_perms comes back fine - Good.
cron is running the news_port command every 5 minutes (good cron check)
The web interface works fine - all list look great - Good.
Mail sent to a list appears in a qfile - Good.
Qrunner is running - Good.
Mailmanctrl is running - Good.
Nothing is being sent to Postfix - Bad!!!
Qfile In directory purged just in case, still nothing.
Gentoo 2.6.13 running 2.6.13-gentoo.r3 kernel, 64-bit, on an AMD64 3000.
Postfix - but nothing fancy - no virtual domains, etc.
Mailman 2.1.5-r3 build via emerge into the standard location
Help!!! <with a smile>
I cannot "Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members not
currently visible" to on, in the membership management section in any
I have set
OWNERS_CAN_ENABLE_PERSONALIZATION = 1
But still have the same problem.
Also I cannot set or unset digest for all users, any thing I overlooked?
This was happening before the changes made in the next issue explained
In the last couple of days we had to reconfigure reverse mapping in DNS
for the server, and now the URLs that Mailman builds in the list admin
and info pages are pointing to the old host name, is there a way of
correcting this, without re-installing mailman from scratch?
Any pointers, clues will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your assistance.
I saw this thread from a 2003 email, but there was no follow-up to it.
We are having similar problem with mailman 2.1.6 version. Exchange users
receive their email "body as attachment". Other email clients are fine.
The list has content filter turned off.
Anyone knows how to configure the list correctly so the message will
actually show up for exchange users not as an attachment?
|I'm having a terrible time with the 2.1.2 upgrade.
|Ever since the upgrade, anyone using Microsoft Exchange Server receives
|messages as an attachment. So, using the new Content Filtering feature, I
|set filtering to Yes and instructed Mailman to convert text/html parts to
|plain text. This seemed to work, but then no one could send attachments.
|So, within the area marked "Remove message attachments that don't have a
|matching content type." I added:
|Didn't help. So, I added:
|Didn't help. Still can't add images.
|Finally, I added:
|. . . but we still can't add images. I've attached a screen shot of my
|resulting Content Filtering page.
|This is a list for alumni of a college singing group. Most messages don't
|contain images, but occasionally people pass around old photos.
|Can anyone help?
Wondering if have any script to merge archives.
We saved one of the accounts archives and then deleted and re-created the
mailing list, were running for a week, now we need merge the saved archives
with the existing one after the list re-creation. If were another month is
easy but how you merge same month archives?
I am running mailman on a RH9 sever, which has qmail and apache.
Everything was very fine since I installed mailman (it's been about 6 months). but lately, I can not make any changes using admin interface.
Every single click on links or form submissions causes me to fall back to the login screen and no changes are saved. I cannot change membership preferences, or I can't approve/discard/reject/defer pending messages.
I searched through the list archives, but couldn't achieve to find the same prolem.
What I have recently done on the server was:
I updated httpd from 2.0.xxx to 2.0.40-21.11
I changed the permissions of all the files in /sbin /usr/bin /usr/sbin
to o-x and back to o+x (don't ask me why...) Also, some files that had not o+x perm previously, have it now. I don't remember which were they.
And when I do ~mailman/bin/check_perms I only get:
Warning: Private archive directory is other-executable (o+x).
This could allow other users on your system to read private archives.
If you're on a shared multiuser system, you should consult the
installation manual on how to fix this.
No problems found
Any help/idea will be appreciated.
Happy new year, and best wishes.
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I am working with a community radio station which has multiple lists in
Mailman that are used to contact volunteers. A volunteer can be on
several of the lists. We frequently want to send to all volunteers. Is
there a way to send to all the lists, with out duplicates? One way this
could happen would be to merge all the lists, eliminate duplicates, and
send to the resulting list. Is there a script that will do this or some
other way of accomplishing sending an email to multiple lists without
duplicates? Any suggestions welcome.
Robert A(ndy) Bardwell, Ph.D.
4801 W. Yale Ave.
Denver, CO 80219
I am new to this list and to mailman
My inslation came preinstalled on a server from 1 and 1 using redhat and apache
but NOT python...they have it worked around they claim....anyway...
I can set up lists...go thru all the steps but users cannot subscribe...it says
they have but it never sends out the confirmation email and it doesnt show them
as subscribed users. I have scoured the options and i cant find anythign not set
properly, but newbies can be dummies...so ideas are welcome.