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
Where can I find the template for the monthly password reminder email?
I'd like to modify it so that it doesn't contain the password (our members
object to this being sent unbidden in plain text), and so that it reminds
users to make sure their subscription address matches the address from which
they currently send email (ideally with a link to their personal options
page so they can update).
Michael R. Boudreau
Senior Publishing Technology Analyst
The University of Chicago Press
1427 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 753-3298 fax: (773) 753-3383
I've followed the FAQ to move some lists across to a new server, but now
on the new machine any message posted to a list gets passed to Mailman
and then disappears. The Mailman error log says this:
Sep 24 10:34:18 2009 (5311) Uncaught runner exception: regular_exclude_lists
Sep 24 10:34:18 2009 (5311) Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 120, in _oneloop
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 191, in _onefile
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 130,
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Queue/IncomingRunner.py", line 153,
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/CalcRecips.py", line 99, in
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/CalcRecips.py", line 157, in
File "/usr/lib64/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 146, in __getattr__
Sep 24 10:34:18 2009 (5311) SHUNTING:
I can't find any reference to this exception, so I'm a bit stuck where
to look next. Any ideas?
The new server is running a fresh install of Mailman (it didn't have any
lists before I moved these ones across) and the move went from Slackware
to Gentoo so many of the paths have changed, just in case these are
saved in the list data. (I have run the fixurl script as per the FAQ,
and the lists do appear in the Mailman web UI.)
I found this E-Mail address on the MailMan homepage and decided to
contact you as I don't seem to be able to locate the information I
To explain my circumstance. I am a visually impaired person, trying
to get to grips with administrating a mail server under Apple Mac OS X
10.5.7 (Leopard) server.
I need to host mailing lists under virtual domains hosted on our
server but can't see quite how this is accomplished.
Is there anywhere I can obtain this information as Apple's
documentation on this subject seems poor from what I've seen.
I really do apologise for any inconvenience I may cause you by
contacting you - but if you could point me to the relevant information
pages as to how to accomplish virtual domain list configuration under
Apple's server platform I'd be very grateful.
As a blind person this information is not always easy for me to
locate. Thank you in advance for any help.
I have a very strange performance problem which only affects one small
announce-only list with approximately 11000 recipients: The smtp
logfile shows that it takes Mailman about 8400 seconds to deliver the
mails, which just doesn't make sense.
Setup: Mailman is configured to deliver outgoing mails to a dedicated
Postfix smtpd(8) daemon listening on port 10031. That daemon is
configured with all the usual stuff, no DNS lookups, no recipient
verification, no pre-queue filters, dedicated DNS caches and so on (if
it really matters, I can post the complete configuration to this
list). VERP and personalization are turned off on the Mailman side.
Postfix version is 2.8-20100213, but I ran a quick test with 2.6.5
just to be safe, and it doesn't change anything. Mailman version is
2.1.11 from Debian/stable.
After I first noticed the problem, I checked the logs - nothing
suspicious there. So I decided to to take some TCP captures.
For all other lists on this server, the conversation between Postfix
and Mailman is very fast paced, but for that one list, it takes almost
one second for a recipient to be specified (which is then acknowledged
immediately by Postfix).
I really don't have any idea where I coul start debugging, or how.
Normally it is the MTAs performance that people need to worry about,
but that particular mailserver isn't busy at all, not even handling
550k messages per day. Posting to all other lists only takes a
fraction of time, even ones that are much larger. There are no old
queue files around, no exceptions being thrown, no process running at
100% CPU load during delivery, nothing shunted - it's just slow.
As a quick workaround, I've increased the overall parallelism, as Ian
Eiloart pointed out in , to ensure that the one slow list doesn't
block anything, so the issue isn't really "top priority" - I'd be very
grateful for any hints, though.
We are setting up a Debian web server and would like to use Mailman to
manage a couple of mailing lists that we control. After some initial
complications with Mailman and Postfix we decided to uninstall and
reinstall everything, before we get going again, I just wanted to get an
idea of what the best mail program, taken from the Mailman
Documentation, to use with Mailman... Postfix, Qmail, Exim, or Sendmail.
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a few minutes ago we donate your organisation $500 by paypal.
You write on your site
https://my.fsf.org/donate/directed-donations/gnumailman: ...For donations of
$500 or more, if desired, a listing on our "Thank GNUs" web page.
We desire a listing. Can you list us like "Best Western Hotel Erb" on your
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Our current GNU Mailman logos were designed by the Dragon De Monsyne many
years ago. They have served us exceedingly well, but with the coming of
Mailman 3, we've decided it's time our logos got a face lift. So we're
opening up a new logo contest to the Mailman and GNU communities. We invite
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Details of the contest and submission guidelines are available here:
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