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?
When authorizing a moderated list posting is it possible to change the
date/time on the outgoing authorized list message to the time it was
approved instead of the message showing the time it was first received
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
This message was sent using IMP, the Internet Messaging Program.
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.
I've been stumped with a problem with my installation of mailman
2.1.9. OS is BSD, and MTA is sendmail if that matters.
Problem is that if I send mail to a list, it never gets sent out
I can see the mail come through in maillog just fine. It shows up as
posted with success in post. It shows up in smtp as sent to the
number of recipients. I even see an outgoing message in maillog. But
no one gets it. I really don't think it is a spam thing because the
lists are huge and no one is getting them.
Yet if I send messages to people directly from the server (not using
mailman), everything gets through in a jiffy. Any light that could be
shed on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
Here is how I migrated mailman from one server to another:
1) Create all mailings lists on destination server.
2) Copy the following folders to the destination server.
3) Ran fixurl for all lists (probably not relevant).
Lists with hyphens like, "-", no longer work. Postix has no trouble
delivering mail to these lists to the maildir, but the emails simply lie
in /var/lib/mailman/qfiles/maildir/cur/ and nothing appears to happen to
Log files show nothing helpful:
Aug 31 17:32:08 2007 (14022)
<mailman.0.1188595927.11401.hyphen-ated(a)reservoir.com> smtp to
hyphen-ated for 1 recips, completed in 0.058 seconds
Aug 31 17:33:12 2007 (14022)
<mailman.0.1188595990.11581.hyphen-ated(a)reservoir.com> smtp to
hyphen-ated for 1 recips, completed in 0.040 seconds
Aug 31 17:33:50 2007 (14022)
Aug 31 17:33:10 2007 (11581) hyphen-ated: held subscription request from
When a user request is made to add a user to these lists, the
confirmation email does not get sent to the admin. Postfix does not
report any delivery problems.
I tried googling this, but found nothing.
Does any one have any suggestions?
I hope this is not too OT, hopefully someone here has had a similar
experience and can offer some practical advice, I'm not sure what to
tell this customer at this point.
I have a customer who has a fairly large opt-in only mailman mailing
list (~40,000 subscribers) that they use to send out a weekly
newsletter, people seem to primarily subscribe for the weekly contest
for free tickets to events. Unsubscribe links are conspicuous, and
people who otherwise complain are unsubscribed from the list.
Recently, they moved their web hosting to a new service, and the new
service shut down their website because they had received "too many
complaints" about the newsletter, which mentions the website address. I
would have thought it would be easier to follow the unsubscribe link
than track down the hosting company for the website, which makes me
wonder if these "complaints" are being generated by some kind of
antispam software. The host forwarded a "sample" but stripped out some
of the message headers, so all I can tell is that it really was in
response to the newsletter.
Now the web host is talking about requiring that all of the subscribers
be required to "opt in" again or be unsubscribed from the list--to be
honest, that might not be a bad idea, but the customer wants to avoid this.
Has anyone else run into a situation like this and have some practical
advice? They have been asking me about technical ways to circumvent the
problem, but that sounds like a really bad idea to me for several
reasons, I don't want to be a party to that. I'm wondering if they
should just say to heck with this hosting company, but the customer is
concerned that moving to yet another ISP is going to be just as painful
a process as it was moving to this one, and I am not entirely sure that
they wouldn't run into the same "complaint" problem with another host.
I have my account hosted on bluehost. I have 5 new email lists that have
been transferred to me from other mailman lists on a closing isp.
The problem is there are delays from when a message is receive until it is
sent out. Blue host support tells me that mailman only supports up to 150
subscribers per list. Is this true?
What other reason could there be for such a problem. They tell me that
phplist doesn't have the problems mailman does.
Is there some response to this I could refer them to.
Thank you all to everyone who responded. Since I already owned a large
account on dreamhost. I started moving the hosting over there and the
accounts I have moved are working great now. Posts are flowing really fast.