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'."
Hi, This problem is not caused by mailman, but I still want to give it a
shot here. I'm hosting a mailing list on top of mailman. Emails are
supposed to be sent out by AWS ses. However, ses requires that sender
address must be verified, which leads to a problem that emails sent by
subscribers to mailing list cannot be sent to other subcirbers, since their
addresses are not verified. And it is impossible to verified every
subscriber. Are there smtp service providers allowing unverified email
address to send out emails, or do I have other solutions?
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 run a cPanel system that, among other things, supports about 300
Mailman lists. We have about 20,000 users. I am getting lots of
bounced messages from roadrunner.com and various XXX.rr.com domains.
It looks like they may be blocking my domain nfbnet.org although I am
not sure how you tell.
When I look at a mail delivery report via cPanel, I see messages that
say 421 too many concurrent connections, connection refused. What
can I change to fix this problem!
I'm looking to move my server to a new provider. In the process, I'm
considering moving my mailman installation into docker containers. I have a
few questions for anyone who is doing this:
1. Which docker container did you use? I've seen a few different mailman
2. Right now, my mailing lists are all off of one domain. When I move, I'm
considering having one or two lists on different domains. Is this possible
with Docker? If so, can anyone give me any pointers?
Is there an easy (well, automated) way to import the .txt.gz files that are downloadable from a list's archive? I've done a bit of searching, and it seems that all assume that the filesystem is available (to just copy archives over).
I suspect the answer will be something in terms of bin/arch, but ...
Ive been retired for over 10 years now since I was supporting Mailman on DEC Alpha systems Ultrix/OSF-1 with sendmail.
I now find that my retirement community has need of a mailing list system for about 2k addresses - Mailman seems the solution, especially since I have a Mac-mini with more than enough horsepower to do the job.
Needless to say my Unix skills are a bit out of date. However I have kept up with OSX and MacPorts.
So, my question is basically - I have installed Mailman using the MacPorts installation with basically no problems but one - What do I do for transport and therefore how do I configure Mailman to use it? I am not using OSX server. Do I need to install postfix? Or is there a buried implementation I can turn on?
William H. Magill
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