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'."
I'm a happy mailman user :-). I have only a small problem I don't know
how to fix.
I use a mailman<->inn gateway. The two software are on the same server.
when somebody write on the newsgroup, the post is sent to the list as
If somebody try to answer _from the list_, the "to" field of the
answer have _two_ values, one for the mailing list, the other for the
newsgroup. This second one is unusefull and thunderbird do not like it
and one have to remoive it by hand to send the answer.
below the headers of a mail read on the mailing list and send from the
is there something I can do to remove the "Newsgroups: linux-31" in
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I am running mailman on Debian/Plesk with a Spam-Filter which prefixes
headers of spam mails with "***SPAM***".
I tried to filter these mails in mailman using spam filter rule
but that doesn't work.
Could you please help me?
Sorry for the meaningless subject, but when I try to post
this message with a meaningful subject, such as
Subject: How to stop automatic sp?m deletion confirmations? ,
python.org's sp?m fillter(*) is triggered. Apparently it is not
easy to discuss sp?m filltering...
(*) Yes, I know the correct spelling of that word.
Anyway, my question is:
My sp?m fillters trigger "sp?m deletion confirmations" like the
one below. I don't want them, I want silent sp?m deletion. How
do I turn the confirmations off?? I've looked just about
everywhere and I can't find it. Surely it must be possible to
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Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 21:57:41 +0200
Subject: Automatisk melding: din epost ble avvist
Den vedlagte meldingen er automatisk forkastet.
I am tasked to write a script that adds multiple users to a mailing
list. The List of users is generated from a different database.
Unfortunately, the script will not be running on the same machine as the
mailing list is hosted, so as I understand it, I cant use the scripts in
"/usr/lib/mailman/bin" (or wherever mailman resides on that machine).
Now I thoght I will just send mailman a mail with lines
"subscribe $password address=$address"
but it seems like $password is in this case the password for the user of
So in theory I could write
but I have no idea what exactly will happen then. I myself am not
administrator on the mailing list, so I can't experiment.
Are the users automatically subscribed to the mailing list, if the mail
with the subscribe-statements is sent from a list administrator? How
does the administrator authenticate, then?
Are all users that get subscribed in that way getting a confirmation
mail where they have to approve their subscription? That would be OK, I
Does the list administrator have to manually approve the subscriptions
again, if they are sent with a mail?
Are there better ideas?
Using the Web Interface is not an option (the web interface is used at
the moment, but as we need the script anyway to generate the user list,
it would be very convenient if the script could also add the new users
If you know of a script (ideally written in perl) that uses some kind of
http agent to access the web interface to add/remove users, that would
be cool, too.
- Leo Hackstein
It works just fine if I log in as root and use newlist, but if I try
to create a new list via the web admin interface, two things happen.
First, I get an error, whose text I do not have in front of me (I
know, I know, first rule of error reporting, report the exact error,
but you probably won't need it when I finish my explanation), and
second, the aliases file is not updated, so if a subscriber tries to
send a message to the list, they receive an auto-reply telling them
"user unknown in virtual mailbox table". My question is, why doesn't
the web interface create new list feature update the aliases file? Is
this a bug or a feature, or is there something I should put into
mm_cfg.py to enable this, similar to
Thanks in advance.
On Mar 26, 2012, at 04:11 PM, Andrea Crotti wrote:
>Great news Barry, but just one thing, I checked now on list.org and the GNU
>Mailman website and there is no mention of this release.. is that on purpose?
Not really. The server moved recently and my keys hadn't been installed.
Looks like they still aren't, so let me ping the admins.