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 18.104.22.168] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 22.214.171.124]
>> 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 have a mailman installation with over 300 lists. It is cPanel, but
I am the administrator so have access to command line etc.
I have just two lists that receive a bunch of spam subscribes each
day -- hundreds of them, in fact. For some reason -- which is good,
they are held, so don't go through, not quite sure why. Two
questions -- first is there a file I can erase for each list that
will get rid of all the held subscriptions, without breaking anything
else. I tried once, and my installation broke -- don't know if it is
related, but don't want to try again unless I do it right.
Secondly, there is some commonality in the subscribe addresses, are
there strings I can use to discard the subscribes so I never have to see them.
Below are examples, there is a common word, or a common word, a
period ., and another common word, then a plus sign + then a 4 5 or 6
character word, all alpha, and @gmail.com
Here are examples:
If I could knock these out, it would be helpful. This has happened
several times previously, but has always stopped after a few weeks.
This time it has been a couple months.
Finally, I know it is probably too late in the Mailman2 cycle to get
a new feature, but in the web UI, it would be nice if you could
delete all deferred subscriptions. You can do so with deferred
messages, that are held, but not subscriptions.
I've been working with a From-rewriting tool with code taken from
Mailman (thanks, Mark!) and discovered a couple of things which I
thought deserved posting about. I expect that they peripherally affect
At some point Amazon (amazon.com) started publishing a DMARC
"p=quarantine" policy, which means that any email which gets redirected
and hits my dmarc_shield piece is going to have its From address re-
written to "postmaster(a)fmp.com" (fmp.com has a proper SPF record).
I don't know what Gmail's policy is with regard to "p=quarantine" -
whether it rejects such email outright or relegates it to the
recipient's spam folder. I know that if the sending site publishes
"p=reject", redirected email is refused by Gmail at the front door.
I'll have to test the "p=quarantine" behavior.
Here's the really annoying thing. My dmarc_shield processor rewrites
the From header as per SOP for Mailman with the proper switch turned
on. The From header address becomes "postmaster(a)fmp.com" with the
original From address in the address comment (from xxx at yyz.com). If
the email didn't already have a Reply-To address, the original From
address is inserted as the Reply-To address. If a Gmail user replies to
such an email, the reply goes to the Reply-To address, but Gmail
**whitelists** the From address! Thereafter, any email which comes in
with a munged From address is accepted, bypassing Gmail's otherwise
pretty good spam filtering. I'm noticing a lot of spam email going out
with From addresses for which a DMARC "p=reject" policy is published,
which means that any such spam redirected to the Gmail user via FMP is
also whitelisted. Bah! It's a fucking war zone out there!
The only possible solution here would be to randomize the username
portion of the rewritten From address, which makes the email look more
like spam, and the Gmail user would end up with a whole lot of useless
whitelisted address which would need to be deleted. Not to mention the
fact that FMP's mail server might be blocked from sending ANY email to
Lindsay Haisley | "The first casualty when
FMP Computer Services | war comes is truth."
http://www.fmp.com | -- Hiram W Johnson
¡Hello to everyone!
Only one of my lists does not work, the web interface of this list does.
When I send an email the list after a while I receive a message with the
In the Postfix log I don't see any errors and the telnet connection
works. I don't see any errors in Mailman's logs either, but they are
Can you think of what the mistake might be?
Thank you in advance. Greetings.
A couple of weeks ago, a website called uhills.org was split off from
the listservs associated with the community. A new company took over
the web site and moved it to 1and1. Because we have over 10 years of
archives, taking up a lot of space, I wanted to keep the listservs
(primarily one, uhills(a)uhills.org) on my server at Liquid Web. I ended
up getting a new domain name, unihills.org and changing the names of the
4 listservs in multiple places to let them run on *uni*hills.org instead
of uhills.org. The listservs themselves are running: emails come in and
go out, but the backend does not work properly. I am getting an error
with the wrong domain name in the error log fairly frequently, but yet I
can't create additions to the error log; the errors look like this:
Mar 25 23:37:02 2018 (24709) error opening list: uhills_uhills.org ,
and I have been unable to track down where else the domain name needs to
be changed or what actions generate the error message. I am uncertain
whether this is what is causing the following problems:
* Search for member doesn't work
* Changing checkboxes for members doesn't make any difference
* Can't delete or approve held postings (they do self-delete after a
couple of days)
* The login for the private archives doesn't work
We are running cpanel on CentOS at Liquid Web. I would appreciate advice.
Owner & Founder, Pixelloom
voicemail: 877 583-3184
cell: 949 422-9227
I am a newbie to Mailman and cpanel and I need some help, please. I have
set up a mailing list for my tennis club (about 300 on list) and it
seems to work ok BUT each recipient only sees the mailing list name
rather than his own email name in the 'to' box. One of the recipients
recently did a 'reply to all' and consequently sent his reply to the
whole mailing list. I'm sure there must be a way to prevent this but I
can't find it!