Hello. This is my first time using mailman, so you'll have to excuse
my lack of knowledge on the subject.
I just setup a new mailman list. How can I insure that only select
people can send messages to all of the people on the list? (I don't
want all of the memebers sending messages, only a few). I sent a test
message, and the "to" field was the listserv address, which could be
easily found by anyone.
Thanks again for all your help and for putting out such great
When Mailman's Content Filtering is on, it is scrubbing (removing) pdf
and png attachments, even though I have entered the MIME types for these
files as "passable." For the MIME types, I used:
The only fix I found within this list's archives was a patch to Mailman
that sets it to use only file extensions when filtering attachments. I
noticed debate over the security ramifications of this.
What is the best way to configure Mailman to allow PDF and PNG files to
pass through its filtering?
Ok, I'm very green on linux comman prompts.
I just purchased a linux machine with plesk installed in it. The version of
plesk allows for mailman installation which I successfully completed. I'd
now like to access the command prompt to change the settings so "Owners can
delete their own lists" to appear in the GUI. Problem is I have no idea how
to access mm_cfg.py in order to do so. I'm accessing the server using a
client called "putty" and it brings me to command prompt on the server. I
login ok, then have no idea how to access this .py file. Any help would be
I've been researching all the possible ways to have a one click (or very
few click) unsubscribe, that also protects against other people
unsubscribing a user, using a link passed in a forwarded message.
The best way, I think, is to have the user click a link that will cause
a confirmation email to be sent, which will contain the actual
I found one pretty good way to get it to work by generating a email
link, that the user can send a mail to:
What I'd really like is a *web link*, something like this:
This effectively goes to the options page and then submits the form as
if the user clicked the "unsubscribe" button on the options page.
This works fine, but I'd really like to customize the page that the user
sees. It currently has a confirmation at the top saying "the
confirmation email has been sent", but the rest of the page contains 3
big blue sections, one being a password box, the second being the
unsubscribe button, and the third being a password reminder button. The
user doesn't need to see any of this, because I've already submitted the
form for them (via a GET) .
Is there any way to customize this page? I only see a customization
optios for the subscribe page, and the user specific options page, but
not this page.
Our server recently had hard drive problems, and the system was copied
to another drive where it seems to be more or less happy.
But we're having a strange Mailman problem (Mailman 2.1.5 on OSX Server
10.4.10): the lists are running, mail is being delivered, but no
archiving is taking place and nothing is being written to the log files.
The last change date for all log files is the day the original drive
died, as is the date of the last archived messages to our lists.
Otherwise all seems to be well...
Can someone help me with some ideas of where to start looking? I've run
out of ideas at this point. Permissions seem to be fine. Nothing is in
our system logs indicating a problem. I run:
roar:/var/mailman/logs root# /usr/share/mailman/bin/mailmanctl stop
Shutting down Mailman's master qrunner
roar:/var/mailman root# /usr/share/mailman/bin/mailmanctl start
Starting Mailman's master qrunner.
With no problems, but as mentioned, the stop/start does not appear in
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I have been running mailman on Fedora core 4 for some time but then it
Now when I try and run:
-bash: /etc/init.d/mailman: No such file or directory
[root@vk3kqu ~]# /etc/init.d/mailmanctl start
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/etc/init.d/mailmanctl", line 105, in ?
ImportError: No module named paths
Does anyone know where this module has gone or what package it might be
THanks very much
de Chris G
I'm setting up a Newsletter mailing list and currently using the
moderated <from> address to allow sending, this is a problem because if
anyone figures this out our list will be spammed to death. I read that
you could add an "Approved: <password>" into the body of the message but
where in mailman do you set what the password would be?
I've also picked up that a few of the emails have the below added but
the original is not sent with this in the body?
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
This is on a Debian 4 package installation of Mailman 2.1.9 w. Apache2.
I have tried all the FAQ suggestions in the FAQs that seem to relate to
All to no avail - details below - does anyone have any other
4.71 - tried all this
4.71. Accessing the web admin interface or private archives via a framed
page requires constant reauthorization (e.g., asking me to re-enter my
It was not an IE issue - even tested with no privacy security - no
4.45 - tried all this
4.45. The admin web interface is not saving my changes and keeps asking
me to re-enter my password -- what is wrong?
4.29 - tried all this
4.29. Where can I change a list or the default URL used for the web
4.27. Securing Mailman's web GUI by using Secure HTTP/SSL
I Have not changed the site to https/ssl/tls
The following talks about a redirect - and I'm using
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/lib/cgi-bin/mailman/
with the default_url_pattern in mm_cfg.py set to match , so that doesn't
look like the issue.
[Mailman-Users] web interface not saving changes
4.65 - tried all this
4.65. Admin Web interface requires reauthentication (e.g., re-entering
the password) at every step and doesn't save changes.
It wasn't a firewall issue - opened all ports to test it and didn't make
Don't see where I might have picked up the /etc/sysconfig/i18n file
issue - file doesn't exist on my system.
4.69 - tried all this
4.69. Why aren't my mm_cfg.py settings for DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN and
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I have a patch for mailman 2.1.9 that makes it direct
all logging to the system syslog 'maillog'. We have
found this useful.
It can be viewed at
How should I submit this patch for consideration to
be included in a future release?