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 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 understand the purpose of the confirmation, I just want the ability to turn it off. It is okay if users get unsubscribed from my list because of a spooked request.
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 27, 2005 11:52 AM
To: Sintz, James; mailman-users(a)python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] unsubscribe without confirmation
Sintz, James wrote:
>Is there a way to enable unsubscribing without requiring user confirmation? Users are added to the list manually by an administrator, yet we do want to allow users the ability to unsubscribe using the listname-leave@ address.
E-mail unsub requests require confirmation to prevent spoofed requests
from succeeding. The user can avoid the confirmation by providing
his/her password with the e-mailed unsubscribe command, but this only
works if an unsubscribe command is mailed to the listname-request
address. Mail to the listname-leave or listname-unsubscribe address is
not parsed for commands and is treated as if it just contained a plain
Send mail with subject 'help' (w/o the quotes) to the listname-request
address for more info on the unsubscribe command.
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San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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I am using MailMain trough its web-based interface. I don't have access
to the server where its runs, because it's a third-party hosting company
which provides me the MailMan service.
I want to export the subscribers list in a format like this:
. . . . . . .
I wasn't able to find the way to perform this operation, searching
deeply into the options tree.
Is it possible to obtain this kind of list?
amahoro_AT_adinet_DOT_com_DOT_uy / \\
Linux Registered User #207262
I'm trying to setting up mailman and having trouble with virtualdomains
I need a listing name schema of:
and so on.
but I can only have "one" xyz list, since the domainname is not part of
My first workaround was:
xyz(a)a.fh-konstanz.de is a-xyz(a)fh-konstanz.de and maps with sendmails
virtusers and aliases database. Then I change the preferred hostname in
the list configuration to a.fh-konstanz.de, but the sender adress is
Is there a better way to handle lists with equal names but different
With kind regards,
Konrad Mauz Rechenzentrum Fachhochschule
Braunegger-Strasse 55, D 78462 Konstanz
I am using Mailman 2.1.5 with Postfix on CentOS 3.5 (RHEL 3). My problem
is that I have no archives. They are not being created.
Each list is set to archive, and to make the archives public. I do have
Apache set to follow symlinks. I also do not have any mbox directories or
files being kept. I don't know why. I figure that I have no archives
because I have no mboxes. I have checked the permissions (check_perms).
Any thoughts on how to remedy or what to check next ?
In my mm_cfg.py, Y have this line :
PUBLIC_EXTERNAL_ARCHIVER = 'cat > /tmp/mail_tmp ;
/home/mailman/bin/arch %(listname)s /tmp/mail_tmp'
So, when a mail is sent to a list, it is store in a temporary file and
then this command is execute :
/home/mailman/bin/arch %(listname)s /tmp/mail_tmp
The problem I have is that the execution of this last command create
lock's files in the locks directory :
and so arch can't re-create the archives from /tmp/mail_tmp.
then, when I remove the lock files, the execution of the arch script go on.
Does someone has a idea to resolve my problem ?
NB : When I execute "/home/mailman/bin/arch listname /tmp/mail_tmp"
directly from the command line, it works very well...
Jean-Philippe Giola - 6577
I'm using a hosting company that runs cpanel.
CentOS 4.1, cPanel 10.2.0-S83, Mailman 2.1.5p1
I don't have access to root, but what I'm trying to do is synchronise the
membership database via an uploaded text file.
This is the command that I've setup in the cron.
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members -w=no -g=no -a=yes -f
'lrocorg' is my username on the system and 'test_landrover.org.za' is the
mailman list that is assigned. The actual list name is just 'test'.
So I FTP the 'test.txt' to the respective directory under my home directory
and then run the cron job.
I then get this error message;
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members", line 286, in ?
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/sync_members", line 220, in
mlist = MailList.MailList(listname)
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 126, in
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 159, in
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 243, in
File "/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/Mailman/LockFile.py", line 422, in
fp = open(self.__tmpfname, 'w')
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
Any pointers please? As I said before, I don't have root access.
Hilton J Ralphs
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Hi. I'm getting ready to install Mailman and have a few questions. The
procedures outlined in the Installation Manual at list.org seem odd.
Other software that I've installed from source usually does things like
creating the necessary user, setting permissions, creating the
installation directory. Also, the documentation says not to install
Mailman as root. Am I following this right? Or am I missing something?