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'."
One of my clients is managing a mailman list, version 2.1.13.
He tells me that he has NOT changed any of the admin settings, but
starting yesterday, all messages from authorized users are being held
for moderation. Any idea what I should be looking for?
Is there no way to edit posts on a mailman list? Messages often come with
notes from the author like, "Could you please post this to your listserve?"
Other kinds of edits are sometimes needed too. But when I go to where I can
view the message before approving it on my administration page, I can't. I
can see the whole message in what looks like a text box, and I believe I can
even click on it and place my cursor there. But I cannot delete and text or
type new text.
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I'm using Mailman 2.1.12 from the distribution package of Scientific Linux
6.1. I found in source code, that when 'advertised = 1' and if server's
hostname is eqal to the configured url, the mailing list name appears in
web interface. But also the mailing list is present in the mail, when
someone asks what mailling lists are on this machine.
I would like to have an option to be able to advertise the list on the web
separate option to advertise the mailing list via email, because I don't
want to publish the mailing list names to the mail and still want to be
able to manage them on the web interface.
Is there anything new in newer Mailman versions? First look at the
changelog did not helped.
My first question which may seem dumb for those of you with lots of
If I create a 800 member Mailman list and send a single message to it, what
will happen if the list is on a Cpanel site with mail send restrictions of
200 messages per hour?
Initially posted to incorrect address. Mark was gracious enough to respond to the initial post, which I include here.
Mailman seems to have only one administrator user, and anybody the needs to do administrative work on the site (member admin, configuration, approval and forwarding of member email, etc) needs to sign in as "admin." We would like to create different admin users, so that you could sign in as somebody other "admin," but be able to perform admin functions. The admin login page only allows to enter a password, so no matter who logs in, to mailman you are just "admin," even though there might be several people who are allowed to perform admin operations. Having different admin ids would hopefully make it easier to track the activities of the admins.
I have been looking for a way to create admin ids in the documentation, and have not been able to find it. Does this mean that it is not possible to have an admin id that is not in mailman? Is mailman designed to have a single entry point for an admin? Any help would be appreciated on this.
Mark Sapiro responded:
This capability will exist in Mailman 3 but not before.
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First of all, sorry for comparing phplist with Dad Mailman, but I refuse to switch to phplist and i need to know how you can do the same things in Mailman that i describe here.
For start, I can send an email to a mailman list and it delivers the mail to the members itself, and phplist simply can't, although there's a plugin that says do this work but requires a last click by the user and i need a complete automatic system that generates cronjobs for saying mailman "send this email for me that i'm going to the Caribbean islands".
For everything else, and asuming that I will not use the Mailman GUI, even i'll only do calls for subscribe and unsubscribe members with curl function from my codeigniter app:
1. How I can customize mailman for the unsubscribe link does not point to the mailman gui but a url of my app where they can automatically unsubscribe?
2. A phplist can be given custom attributes of each member subscribed, that they can be used within the body of emails for personalize them. This makes me rather badly needed to implement the previous step, because the automatic unsubscribe can not just like "http://url/unsubscribe/id_member, because any robot could eliminate the entire database simply doing for member = 1 to all_members => curl http://url/unsubscribe/member. So I need the url of the unsubscribe link is like http://url/unsubscribe?id = (md5 of the combination of various parameters of that particular subscriber).
I hope I explained well, and that someone has needed it at any moment of his life. I will not do spam, all my suscribers want and need to receive the information i send, but all the links "If you don't want to receive it anymore" i know, are like http://domain.com/unsubscribe?guid=cafca76ca876cf87cfa8fac68a75cfa875 (for example).
I run a large community based mailing list using mailman (version 2.1.9,
I know a bit old, but that is what the hosting service provides) and I
have a couple of users that while normally ok, at times get into
arguments with each other on the list. A thought came up, would it be
possible to configure the list so that if one of these persons replies
to a message from another, the message gets held for review. The people
are a bit lazy, so when they do the reply all (list is setup so reply
goes to sender, reply all goes to list and send) the other persons email
shows up a To: or Cc:
The question is, can a spam filter be set up to check both the From
fields and the To/CC fields?
I am very happy to announce the release of the eighth alpha for Mailman 3.0,
code named "Where's My Thing?". This is the last planned alpha release, as I
want to work toward the first beta in order to meet my goal of an 11/11/11
final release (of the core engine at least).
If you've been holding off looking at Mailman 3, I invite you to do so now.
Once beta 1 is released I will not be adding any new features. I do hope to
put up a few live test lists soon, so stay tuned.
There have been a large number of fixes and new features, especially in the
REST API. My thanks go to Stephen Goss who has contributed greatly to this
release, with bug reports, wish list items, patches, and merge proposals.
Full details of what's new in 3.0a8 is available here:
The tarball can be downloaded from Launchpad or the Cheeseshop:
The full documentation is also online: