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.
I received the following error this morning. So I rerun configure again with the following command: ./configure --with-cgi-id=apache --prefix=/var/mailman. I'm still getting the same error. Is there any place that I can look for so that I can debug this problem better? Perhaps, looking at the config history file or something. Any other places that I can check the cause of this error?
"Mailman CGI error!!!
The Mailman CGI wrapper encountered a fatal error. This entry is being stored in your syslog:
Group mismatch error. Mailman expected the CGI
wrapper script to be executed as group "nobody", but
the system's web server executed the CGI script as
group "apache". Try tweaking the web server to run the
script as group "nobody", or re-run configure,
providing the command line option `--with-cgi-gid=apache'."
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 have a problem with the mail client (thunderbird and Outlook Express). When sending an email to the list from the mail client and the client has set the name of the big personal information does not commands. I get this error:
July 29 11:53:10 2010 (29 383) All recipients Refused: ('=? Iso-8859-1? Q? Administrative = f3n_of_system_and_configurati? =': (550, '5 .1.1 <=? Iso-8859-1? q? administrative = f3n_of_system_and_configurati? =>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table ')), msgid: <mailman.70.1280397189.29381.support_tec(a)test.es>
July 29 11:53:10 2010 (29 383) delivery to =? Iso-8859-1? Q? Administrative = f3n_of_system_and_configurati? = Failed with code 550: 5.1.1 <=? Iso-8859-1? Q? Administrative = f3n_of_system_and_configurati ? =>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table
If I send from squirrelmail works fine.
If the name of the account of the personal information I set it up shorter length also works perfect.
Is there any length limitation in name of the account between the mail client and mailman?
Is there anyone out there who does freelance installations of Mailman?
And if so, how much do you charge an hour and how much time do you
estimate it would take to install and get me started?
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A list member wants to change her subscriptions from @xxx.edu to @mail.xxx.edu.
She is unable to do so globally, received this message:
> Bad email address provided Member name successfully changed.
Later she unsubscribed from a different list and on attempting to re-subscribe with the new address (@mail.xxx.edu) she got this error:
The email address you supplied is not valid. (E.g. it must contain an`@'.)
Any suggestions for this type of mail address? (Didn't find anything helpful in the archives)
... and, yes I can manually subscribe her.
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i have created a list with the following command in the command line
/etc/newlist mtech-cs-2010 anil_moogala(a)dcis.uohyd.ernet.in password
and then i have added the aliases to the /etc/aliases file...
then i got a mail in my mail box saying
The mailing list `mtech-cs-2010' has just been created for you. The
following is some basic information about your mailing list.
Your mailing list password is:
You need this password to configure your mailing list. You also need
it to handle administrative requests, such as approving mail if you
choose to run a moderated list.
You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:
The web page for users of your mailing list is:
You can even customize these web pages from the list configuration
page. However, you do need to know HTML to be able to do this.
There is also an email-based interface for users (not administrators)
of your list; you can get info about using it by sending a message
with just the word `help' as subject or in the body, to:
To unsubscribe a user: from the mailing list 'listinfo' web page,
click on or enter the user's email address as if you were that user.
Where that user would put in their password to unsubscribe, put in
your admin password. You can also use your password to change
member's options, including digestification, delivery disabling, etc.
Please address all questions to mailman-admin(a)dcis.uohyd.ernet.in.
when i try to view my list in the interface, it is giving a message
No such list mtech-cs-2010
i then added few members to the list using /bin/add_members -r s mtech-cs-2010
s is the file containing list of mail ids
it gave the following
dcis:/var/mailman/bin # ./add_members -r s mtech-cs-2010
/var/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py:469: DeprecationWarning: raising a string exception is deprecated
a welcome message is sent to the members subscribed.
when i try to post a message to the list i have created, it gave me a
Returned mail: see transcript for details
The original message was received at Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:23:34 +0530
from localhost [127.0.0.1]
----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
"|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mtech-cs-2010"
(expanded from: <mtech-cs-2010(a)dcis.uohyd.ernet.in>)
----- Transcript of session follows -----
post script, list not found: mtech-cs-2010
554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
I may have asked this before, but if so I can't find it in my archives.
Is there a way to send a test message to a list without it being sent out to the entire list? Something like a ping that only replies to you?
I have a list I host for a friend that is very sporadic. When active it can get 100 posts a day, but those days come infrequently.
Sometimes he's concerned that posts are getting lost (it's happened in the past that some configuration muckup has borked the list) and he'd like to be able to check that the list is ok.
"A thousand years ago we thought the world was a bowl. Five hundred
years ago we knew it was a globe. Today we know it is flat and round
carried through space on the back of a turtle. Don't you wonder what
shape it will turn out to be tomorrow?" [Lord Vetinari] --The Truth
I have changed password of list creator password using mmsitepass
dcis:/var/mailman/bin # ./mmsitepass
New site password:
Again to confirm password:
dcis:/var/mailman/bin # ./mmsitepass -c
New list creator password:
Again to confirm password:
This was the error i have got when using the password which was change by above
Error: You are not authorized to create new mailing lists