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 188.8.131.52] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 184.108.40.206]
>> 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.
Our lists run on a cPanel installation of Mailman (cPanel version 60.0.25, Mailman version 2.1.23). Messages sent to the list take some long time to be delivered to the subscribers - in the best case it is about 10 minutes, but it can take up to over 40 minutes.
We asked our provider about it, and he tried to finetune some settings on the server - so far without success. He said he also contacted cPanel support and their response was "this is normal - there is nothing they can do about it", he said.
My question to all who run Mailman on cPanel: Is it true? Are you also experiencing delivery delays?
Thank you, Christian
Christian F. Buser, Hohle Gasse 6, CH-5507 Mellingen (Switzerland)
Hilfe fuer Strassenkinder in Ghana: http://www.chance-for-children.org
> On Nov 13, 2016, at 8:04 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark(a)msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 11/13/2016 07:55 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Or to get more than one tld with one regexp
> Ooops. Should be
Thanks to everyone who replied!
I want to clarify that I don’t own or run the server. My ISP (sonic.net) has Mailman installed for customers to use. I can not configure it and I can’t affect what emails reach the Mailman software. Sonic is pretty good at walking that line between getting rid of spam and not having false positives, but there’s a lot that still gets through.
As for "everyone should learn regular expressions”... Sure, maybe. But I think it’s overkill. I mean I don’t require all my soap customers to learn the chemistry of saponification.
Doing it all from scratch every time also leads to mistakes. Example: Mark’s simple typo above. If even an expert can mess it up...
I mean, when I started making websites back in the mid-1990's, I hand-coded in HTML. I could switch to my browser to see where I messed up (cause you will always mess up), go back, fix, try again. Now I use Dreamweaver. I can still go into the code whenever I want to tweak things, but I don’t have to for the day to day stuff (thank God) and I can do things that are a lot more complex because of it.
I don't know what percentage of Mailman list owners are those who have this skillset. I’m going to guess a fairly low percentage because when someone takes the time to install it on their own server, they often invite friends, family, and people they work with (orgs, etc) to make lists. Then there are all the list owners using it from an ISP or a server they don’t have a personal connection with. It would be nice to be able to reduce the amount of spam that comes in for moderation without having to learn a brand new skill or bother the root access person each time.
Anyway, I know you have a lot on your plate, just putting it out there.
On one of our lists, we are recently getting a lot of bounces related to
AOL's DMARC policy. We're probably getting them on all our lists, actually,
it's just that this list had a pretty stiff bounce-disabling config, so we
noticed it more there.
I understand that my choices for fixing this are either from_is_list or
anonymous_list, and since this is an old server (2.1.12) that I recently
took over (I have to stop using that excuse soon, I know), I can't do
I need to update desperately. In other recent discussions, though, I seen
that Microsoft in particular is starting to make trouble even with
from_is_list, i.e., when the sender and reply-to don't match, with the
expectation being that one day their warnings will become rejections.
In that light, should I just be moving to anonymous_list anyway? Training
users to identify themselves in the body of their messages seems like the
potential big issue there. Anything else?
Hi. subscribe to a list called chat-request(a)list.ntxability.org, when I send
my messae and get a digest or individual messages, I do not see my message.
So any ideas. Have contacted the owner, joe Hudson, but he says that having
a copy of my own message is enabled. Any ideas.
Blind Information Technology Student
I am looking at changing our MTA from Sendmail to Postfix. The
physical box is staying the same, nothing is changing other than the
MTA on the box.
Is there anything on the Mailman side that I need to do after the change?
I looked at the Postfix integration section in the installation
and am just a bit unsure if these are the steps to take since this is
an existing Mailman installation.
Thanks for an pointers.
Bryan Carbonnell - carbonnb(a)gmail.com
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a
well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out,
shouting "What a great ride!"
I have a subscriber of a Mailman email list that is NOT getting mail sent to
the list. My MTA (Postfix under CentOS 6) is logging that the mail is being
sent to Google's inbound MTA:
Nov 22 17:00:23 sharky3 postfix/smtpd: 71357732494: client=localhost[::1]
Nov 22 17:00:24 sharky3 postfix/cleanup: 71357732494: message-id=<CANyDLLtegMOEE_69FugpVh401cY28XH+PbS83kqyEagGu0=_-g(a)mail.gmail.com>
Nov 22 17:00:25 sharky3 opendkim: 71357732494: DKIM-Signature field added (s=deepsoft.com, d=deepsoft.com)
Nov 22 17:00:25 sharky3 postfix/qmgr: 71357732494: from=<wendell-townsfolk-bounces(a)deepsoft.com>, size=4165, nrcpt=216 (queue active)
Nov 22 17:01:02 sharky3 postfix/smtp: 71357732494: to=<XXXXXX(a)gmail.com>, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[220.127.116.11]:25, delay=39, delays=2/1.3/35/0.63, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 OK 1479852062 b19si6789198ybg.241 - gsmtp)
but the mail is not getting to the subscriber -- it is not showing up in her
inbox. What should this user do? Is there some sort of setting or something
that this subscriber needs to do with her gmail account? The subscriber is not
a techie and probably needs help dealing with Google's weirdnesses.
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
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