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'."
We receive this error:
Bug in Mailman version 2.1.9
We're sorry, we hit a bug!
Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of traceback
and other system information has been explicitly inhibited, but the webmaster
can find this information in the Mailman error logs.
When attempting to login to the admin interface and the logs say:
May 24 17:32:05 2012 admin(20758): @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
admin(20758): [----- Mailman Version: 2.1.9 -----]
admin(20758): [----- Traceback ------]
admin(20758): Traceback (most recent call last):
admin(20758): File "/usr/lib/mailman/scripts/driver", line 101, in run_main
admin(20758): File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Cgi/admindb.py", line 251, in
admin(20758): File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/MailList.py", line 565, in Save
admin(20758): File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 241,
admin(20758): makelink(privdir, pubdir)
admin(20758): File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 49,
admin(20758): os.symlink(old, new)
admin(20758): OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
admin(20758): [----- Python Information -----]
admin(20758): sys.version = 2.4.3 (#1, Sep 3 2009, 15:37:37)
[GCC 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-46)]
admin(20758): sys.executable = /usr/bin/python
admin(20758): sys.prefix = /usr
admin(20758): sys.exec_prefix = /usr
admin(20758): sys.path = /usr
admin(20758): sys.platform = linux2
admin(20758): [----- Environment Variables -----]
and the permissions are
ls -ld /var/lib/mailman/archives/private
drwxrws--x 471 mailman mailman 36864 May 24 17:27 /var/lib/mailman/archives
I'm a MM 2.1.12 user who uses the MM that runs on a server located at my ISP
offices. I have no access to the server but am able to use MM as a "send
only" email message delivery system.
I manually add new subscribers and also manually unsubscribe them.
Lately I've had a problem deleting someone in my mailing list because they
forgot the address they asked me to use and I can't figure out what address
to delete. I finally solved this the hard way.
I then decided that "personalization = on", with "delivered_to" in the
footer would solve the problem for me. Every message I sent to them would
clearly state the address used to the receiving person.
In trying this plan I find that it works well sometimes and other times the
footer info is either placed in an attachment file, or simply missing
Trying to solve this I find that if I place any underline character, or a
dash character in my message, the footer goes to attachment or wherever.
There is probably much more to this.
1. There must be a way to get the footer to always show in the message, is
2. Maybe there is an easier way to get the "delivered_to" info to appear
somewhere in my messages.
3. Maybe there is an entirely better way to do what I need, Help!
Looking further, I see that if the email from the MM server I use is "text"
then the "delivered to" dies appear in the footer. If the message is
delivered in what looks like "rich text" then the footers are hidden,
attachments, or missing.
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No matter what I do with my pending messages, they don't go away. All the
options are there, available, but after submitting my choices everything
reverts back. There are some FAQ entries related to this; but they all
include having to re-enter passwd at some point. I have no problem with
that and cookies are a-ok.
thx in advance
Hi. (excuse me for my english)
I can't moderate requests in mailman.
I have requests Held Messages, I select discard and submit all data, but
the message continue in Held Messages.
I take a look in the logs but don't find nothing.
After migrating our existing users, I have a question about new subscribers to my announce-only list (Mailman 2.1.9) who must confirm to actually join.
I'm seeing a number of replies to the confirm message in the moderation queue. There's no discernibly new content in the message, it looks just like the confirm message except that it probably didn't confirm the subscriber.
What options are available for me to help these users confirm their intention to join the list?
-- Drew Tenenholz
How does mailman scale to large lists? What about 200,000 members or more? I know a large part of this has to do with the performance of the email infrastructure.
Are there plans to make use of LDAP for storing Lists information (lists+members+lists configuration)?
Right now, we have corporate Groups in LDAP, and members in that group (e.g. uniqueMember). When a email is sent to a Group, we have some scripts that will do LDAP lookups and then expand to those specific email addresses and then re-distribute emails to these individuals.
These are internal Groups. I was debating the plusses and minuses of using a real mailing list (mailman) for this purpose.
Sorry if this has been answered before, I don't have the time to go through the archives at the moment.
Mailman 2.1.9/Red Hat Linux
When migrating tens of thousands of users form an ancient Majordomo system to a new Mailman system, can I set the users' passwords when I upload their addresses from a text file?
Can I change the automatically created passwords?
We have a pretty slick PHP-driven site to manage subscriptions to about 10-15 lists, and I always set the user's password for them, so they don't have to deal with it. They like it, and I like it. This works fine for individual subscription requests, as the email command I send on their behalf includes a unitary password.
Can I achieve the same result as I mass subscribe them?
-- Drew Tenenholz
After migrating my OS from Mandriva to CentOS I noticed that SSL mailman
web access is no longer used. Is this something that is no longer
necessary or do I still have more configuring to do? Do I really need
SSL or is the management of web admin out of the box sufficient? Thanks.