I want all mails sent to the list to come from the list's email address...
But, in this case, if the user forgets to sign their name at the
bottom of their mail body, effectively the mail to the list is
Is there a way to add the user name (or email address) to the top of
each mail so that the mails have the name of the sender, while the
mail itself comes from the list address?
I have looked high and low for an answer, but noone seems to have the solution.
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?
I've got another problem with Qmail/Plesk/Mailman (same customer,
rebuilt server). Plesk is 7.5.4 reloaded.
Mail delivered fails with "need GID 110 got 101" error. I set up the
brute-force wrapper to deliver with GID 110, and set the permissions
correctly for it to work. Now, I'm getting the following (broken up
into multiple lines for courtesy):
qmail: 1157518628.995172 delivery 726: success:
I'm about ready to pull my hair out. I even added the popuser user to
the mailman group in /etc/passwd.
So, that being said, are there any ideas out there? I have been
messing with this for a week, and have not come up with anything else
Douglas G. Phillips
Simple Business Solutions
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I have the task of setting up a replacement for an existing
Mailman/Postfix server. I am new to Mailman and I am looking for some
guidance in this transition. Mailman is currently being used solely as
a diffusion of information. That is, it does not accept contributions
from list members (read-only).
Firstly, should I attempt to migrate data/files over to the new system
or should I start fresh?
The new system will be running OpenBSD 4.0.
Other comments welcome.
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.
Can someone explain to me how mailman and the web server can exist on
separate machines? I am new to mailman and I'm having a hard time
understanding how mailman communicates with its web server. I have a
new client that connects to an external web server to add list members
but mailman (and postfix) runs on a local system.
I see that in /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py mailman is pointed to
this external web server with DEFAULT_URL_HOST.
Any pointers on how postfix fits into this communication are also
appreciated. The online docs at list.org for Site Administrators do
not explain much.
What my client appears to have is a simple diffusion setup. They use it
as a means to send info to multiple people. So members do not
[ Re: Test ]
I have received your email, but it may take a while to respond. I'm really
sorry to have to hook up this auto-responder, as it is so impersonal.
However, I get a lot of email every day and find it very difficult to keep
up with it. Please be patient while I try to get to your message.
Please feel free to resend your message if you think I've missed it.
I'll always respond to personal email first. If your email is regarding some
of the software that I work on (if you have questions, comments,
suggestions, etc), then please resend it to the appropriate mailing list:
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
I recently rebooted my Fedora server.
It has a copy of Mailman 2.1.8 installed.
I usually have to restart mailman by running mailmanctl after rebooting.
1. How do I add mailmanctl as a program that will run on boot? I don't want
to have to run mailmanctl every time I reboot the server.
2. Since the last reboot, I started the mailmanctl program, but it doesn't
look like the mailman server is running properly. The web admin pages are
running, but it looks like some parts of mailman have not started.
Specifically, the subscribe/unsubscribe requests are not being processed.
What other processes need to be started in order for mailman to run
MM 2.1.9, Postfix 2.3.5, cyrus-imap 2.3.7, all on FreeBSD 6.1 installed from ports
Postfix already handles mail for multiple virtual domains defined in a MySQL database. I believe virtual domain setup is OK, as individual users have been sending and receiving mail for some time.
Having problems with Mailman, though. I've read these instructions many times:
Besides doing what's listed there, I also defined a virtual mailbox for a new "pctest" list (without that, mail sent to pctest(a)virt1.tld bounces).
However, MM never distributes the mail to list subscribers. /var/log/maillog says each message is sent to pctest(a)virt1.tld; however, the only files in /usr/local/mailman/logs that change are smtp and subscribe (and then only when list members are added).
Basically, postfix delivers message to pctest(a)virt1.tld but nothing happens after that.
Thanks in advance for clues on fixing this.
from virtual-mailman (note that I have run postmap on this and restarted mailman and postfix multiple times, but no joy):
# STANZA START: pctest
# CREATED: Mon Jan 29 15:05:35 2007
# STANZA END: pctest
# Put YOUR site-specific settings below this line.
$SMTPHOST = virt1.tld
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'virt1.tld'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'virt1.tld'
IMAGE_LOGOS = '/icons/'
MTA = 'Postfix'
POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = ['virt1.tld']
recipient_delimiter = +
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
virtual_alias_maps = mysql:/usr/local/etc/postfix/mysql_virtual_alias_maps.cf, hash:/usr/local/mailman/data/virtual-mailman
(nothing MM specific)
I'm running Mailman 2.1.5 on a Debian 3.1 box. In the last few days,
I'm getting an increasing number of messages shunted, with error logs
that look like:
> Jan 30 23:10:53 2007 (3315) Uncaught runner exception: decoding
Unicode is not supported
> Jan 30 23:10:53 2007 (3315) Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
> self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 167, in _onefile
> keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 130,
> more = self._dopipeline(mlist, msg, msgdata, pipeline)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 153,
> sys.modules[modname].process(mlist, msg, msgdata)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 91, in
> send_digests(mlist, mboxfp)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 132, in
> send_i18n_digests(mlist, mboxfp)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/ToDigest.py", line 306, in
> msg = scrubber(mlist, msg)
> File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py", line 318, in
> partcharset = part.get_content_charset()
> File "email/Message.py", line 800, in get_content_charset
> TypeError: decoding Unicode is not supported
> Jan 30 23:10:53 2007 (3315) SHUNTING:
I have no idea why messages might have unicode in them.
This machine has the following python modules:
I'm not aware of any config changes that have been made to this
1) How do I get the shunted messages cleared? What has to happen
before I run unshunt?
2) What do I need to do to clear the problem that is causing shunting?
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