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'."
Dear Mailman Cognoscenti,
I'm helping one of my list owners send out 5K plus invitations to
students to subscribe to his mailing list. Our current configuration:
Since this was the first time doing this, I suggested breaking the
batch input into 3 groups, 50, 500, and the rest. The 50 went fine,
as did the 500, but the largest batch gave him a generic web server
> Internal Server Error
> The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was
> unable to complete your request.
> Please contact the server administrator, root(a)conundrum.unh.edu and
> inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might
> have done that may have caused the error.
> More information about this error may be available in the server
> error log.
I looked at the logs and I couldn't find anything that hinted at what
went wrong. So I asked the owner to send me the last back and I'd
give it a try. I wrote a script that removed folks already subscribed
to his list and split the remaining subscribers up into 6 files with a
thousand records each. I just tried uploading the 1st batch of 1K,
with the following options:
Subscribe these users now... (*) Invite
Send welcome message... (*) No
Send notifications... (*) No
And entered a 7 line paragraph explaining the invitation.
I ended up having the same error happen. Looking at the Mailman logs,
I can't see any difference before or after my submission. In the
HTTPD logs, I see:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [warn] [client 126.96.36.199] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 188.8.131.52]
>> Premature end of script headers: admin, referer:
So is there an inherent limit to the number of invites that can be
submitted via the web form?
As a work around, how would I do large invites on behalf of the owner
from the command line, including the 'extra text' that is allowed via
the web interface?
the UNH Mailing List Server Admins
Bill Costa, senior admin
Is there an efficient way to change the domain name that mailman is
I have two mailing lists that were created for an organization before
that organization had their own domain. At the time the organization was
sure they did not want their own domain and would not be getting a
Since then, they have chosen to get a domain and set up a web site.
I would like to move their mailing lists onto their domain. It looks
like the process for this is:
1) get the list of subscribers
2) delete the mailing list from the one domain (losing the archives)
3) create the mailing list on the new domain
4) subscribe the list of subscribers
This process doesn't seem too difficult, but I would prefer to keep the
archives, if possible.
Both domains are on the same server, running CentOS7 and PLESK 12.5, if
that makes a difference.
I'm having the same problem on all of my lists, which most people read
on their Android or IOS devices.
When I send something out, if anyone replies, it is delivered with my
defined header and footer, but the body is an attachment which can't be
read. It says, "No Application Available for This Content".
I've looked through all of the settings and can't find anything related
to it or that affects it.
I have a few mails for my list awaiting moderation.
When I try to moderate them (in my case, they have to be removed, this
were all test mails not intended for posting) it just doesn't work.
In the web interface, I open the list, go to "Tend to pending moderator requests", and set the messages to either "Reject" or "Discard", then click the "Submit All Data" button.
A pop-up appears, security warning:
"The information you have entered on this page will be sent over an insecure connection and could be read by a third party.
Are you sure you want to send this information?"
I click Continue, and get back the same page with all the to-be-moderated messages untouched. Nothing happens.
>On 10/27/2016 10:17 AM, Mustafa Akgul wrote:
>> I have debain 7.11 , mailman 2.1.5-1 i386
>> I have a few lists. All stopped archiving.
>> LISTNAME.mbox is not updateing
>> I have run chech_perms -f as root. /usr/lib/mailman permissions are OK, and
>> permissions of non-links ar OK.
>What's in Mailman's error log. Are the messages shunted?
>Is ArchRunner running? (whats in Mailman's qrunner log?)
>What's in Mailman's qfiles/archive? qfiles/shunt?
>Mark Sapiro <m...(a)msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
>San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
there is nothing im Mailman error lohg. same ith qrunner.
ArchRunning is not running. under qfiles there is nothing in all directories except an entry in 2014 in virgin directory?
I do not run anything in cron regarding mailman.
I've got a plan with Hawkhost on a VPS server for our community, subscriber
only, trade and announcements email list.
Outlook has completely blocked us so I've recently gotten messages from
mailman bounces that about 400 of our subscribers (all the hotmail, live,
outlook, etc. users) have been disabled.
I have signed up with the SNDS program and it reports that email is blocked
because we are "email harvesting". (I am working with Hawkhost on a trouble
ticket). I've tried to sign up with the JMRP program as well but when I
click the link I get sent back to the SNDS page and cannot figure out how
to get out of that loop to get actual user feedback complaint reports, if
any. But that is a different issue.
I am hoping you folks can shed some light on what to look for.
Here is the report after sending info to
Dear James Dory
We have completed reviewing the IP(s) you submitted. The following table
contains the results of our investigation.
More information needed
There are indications that the above IP(s) are engaged in namespace mining.
Outlook.com is blocking all email sent from this IP.
Namespace mining is a method commonly used by malicious senders to generate
lists of email addresses. This approach uses automation to sift through
possible email names seeking to identify valid email addresses, e.g.,
Joe(a)domain.com, John(a)domain.com, and Josy(a)domain.com.
You must correct the problem and you must stop the behavior described
above. We recommend that you work with your email or network administrator
to review the logs of your email servers. Check the sending log files and
concentrate on logs that are sending to nonexistent @hotmail.com, @live.com,
@msn.com, @outlook.com?with <http://outlook.com/?with> multiple tries and
I'm getting a ton of spam posting attempts to our subscriber only email
list - in the order of about 100 to 150 per day and growing. As I need to
keep a look out for actual member requests (sometimes a member wants to
unsubscribe or is having some problem - a non member wants to subscribe) I
have to look through these approval headers to make sure it isn't a local
person wanting something. So it becomes a pain. Most spammers use obvious
emails so I can mass delete them (harder on my phone when managing the
mail) but I'm wondering if there is something I can do to stem the flow.
I'm with Hawkhost on a VPS plan (virtual private server) so I have a bit of
control - but don't know much about what to do - if there are access/deny
lists I can somehow use. I did enable some spam controls but it didn't seem
to do anything. It would have to a server level deny list I assume like
iptables or something to reject known spammers at least, or whole domains
like from foreign companies (.it, .br, .ch , etc) and perhaps some spoofing
going on from the likes of domains such as hilton.k12.ny.us