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 220.127.116.11] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 18.104.22.168]
>> 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'm using Mailman 2.1.20 on Ubuntu 16, which I installed from their
repositories; Python is 2.7. I've set up DEFAULT_SERVER_LANGUAGE to 'ca' in
my /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py file. All the language files can be found at /usr/
However, subscription confirmation notices and acknowledgements are sent only
in English. Strangely enough, the subjects are in Catalan, though.
Is this a bug? How can I fix it?
Mailman v2.1.18 on Debian Jessie.
Been running mailman (much older version) for years on an old CentOS
box. Recently moved to a new machine as above, and migrated a list - no
The list itself seems to be working just fine - mail flowing as
expected. However, I've got a couple of pending moderator requests that
simply refuse to go away. I can't Accept them, Reject them, or Discard
them. Selecting Discard and clicking Submit All Data, the page simply
refreshes itself and the items remain unaffected.
I do not see any error message, cannot find any indication in any system
log that there is a problem of any sort (it's possible I'm not looking
in the right place?)
I've run check_perms and there are 10 symlinks that are reported with
bad groups (has root, expected list) but those cannot be changed,
How can I fix this?
I've moving my mailman lists to a new server. I've setup a list, added
myself as a subscriber, received a welcome message, tried to post a test
message but it disappears into the ether. I've looked at the settings &
they seem fine. Any pointers on where I should be looking to see where
the problem is?
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