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?
This is a weird one. I think of myself as knowing my way around Mailman
pretty well for a user/admin/installer/upgrader. I'm upgrading to a
Debian 9 system from CentOS 6.5. Debian's Apache configs took a bit of
getting used to, but I actually like them better. It uses Apache 2.4.2.
I wanted to install Mailman from source, since the latest version is
2.1.26, Debian has 2.1.23, and IIRC that's too old to have some screen
reader optimizations I want. So I built, installed, all working well. I
copied over the Mailman config from my CentOS system to use in Apache,
making some changes so it'd work under 2.4.2. Here it is:
# httpd configuration settings for use with mailman.
ScriptAlias /mailman/ /usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin/
Require all granted
Alias /pipermail/ /var/lib/mailman/archives/public/
Options Indexes MultiViews FollowSymLinks
Require all granted
# Uncomment the following line, to redirect queries to /mailman to the
# listinfo page (recommended).
# RedirectMatch ^/mailman[/]*$ /mailman/listinfo
The problem is that the CGI isn't working. If I go to
http://temphostname/mailman/listinfo/mailman for example, Apache says
/usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin/listinfo/mailman doesn't exist. If I just go to
/mailman/listinfo I get an Elf binary thrown at me, rather than the page
saying there are no advertised lists. If I do the same thing from the
server using the Lynx web browser, I get the same binary thrown at me,
with a page title, "Mailman CGI error!" It sounds to me like Apache
2.4.2 isn't seeing that /usr/lib/mailman/cgi-bin is, in fact, CGI
scripts, and is trying to treat them like regular files. Has something
else changed between Apache versions?
i just did make one vm instance Ubuntu 18.04 on google compute
engine. barely i did install postfix at there. hmm if possible, i wish
to run mailing service for my family and me -- it needs a little bit some comunication plus some
records about family history. yes i want GNU Mailman very
much!!! google compute engine blocked port 25 by default. in this case i
can run mailman with other port (example 625)? again question, Mailman
can act with 625 or 1625 or 2625, ...?
Sincerely, Byung-Hee from South Korea.
^고맙습니다 _地平天成_ 감사합니다_^))//
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
Since I updated my server (ubuntu, mailman with exim) it seems that mailman does not send the complete mail headers.
Some mail clients can not interpret and display the mails correctly and show mails like this:
Maybe I found the cause of this:
(last part of) the headers look like this:
X-SA-Exim-Scanned: No (on b(0, 0, =
0);" class=3D""><span style=3D"font-kerning: none" class=3D"">Als u zich =
wilt afmelden voor deze emails, laat ...
The text "..b(0,.." etc seems not to belong there. This is some text that is somewhere else in the mail and is copied over this part.
I expect this line to be:
X-SA-Exim-Scanned: No (on pknpserver.pknpapendrecht.nl); SAEximRunCond expanded to false
How can this happen?
Please help me to find out how this can occur.
Using mailman 2.1.9 on ubuntu 14.04 using mysql for aliases and mail
accounts. Iy was working fine for a long time then something went awry. Now
I've got an iterative loop and multiple email lists are generating
'Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender' messages. Those message then have the
following email as an attachment:
This is the mail system at host mail.domainname.tld.
I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could not be delivered to
one or more recipients. It's attached below.
For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.
If you do so, please include this problem report. You can delete your own
text from the attached returned message.
The mail system
<|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman@ hostname.domainname.tld >: unknown user:
Please advise. Thank you!
I am looking at using a transactional email service with Mailman as I am having issues with outbound email to specific domains (mainly gmail) being blocked and I don't send enough email out (around 2000-3000 a day) to get good scores.
I remember we discussed this a few years ago but wanted to know current opinions on this. A lot of these change envelope info to get bounces pushed through their systems so they can let the system know to stop sending emails to the specific address, but I don't think these play nicely with Mailman.
Am 12.03.2019 um 23:47 schrieb Mark Sapiro:
> On 3/12/19 2:37 AM, Lothar Schilling wrote:
>> An example of a complete error message:
>> Mar 11 17:02:22 2019 (15400) SHUNTING:
>> Mar 11 17:22:37 2019 (15400) Uncaught runner exception: 'ascii' codec
>> can't decode byte 0xb5 in position 26: ordinal not in range(128)
>> Mar 11 17:22:37 2019 (15400) Traceback (most recent call last):
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 119, in _oneloop
>> self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 190, in _onefile
>> keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Queue/ArchRunner.py", line 77, in _dispose
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/Archiver.py", line 216, in
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 602, in
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 646, in
>> author = fixAuthor(article.decoded['author'])
>> File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/Archiver/pipermail.py", line 63, in
>> while i>0 and (L[i-1] in lowercase or
>> UnicodeDecodeError: 'ascii' codec can't decode byte 0xb5 in position 26:
>> ordinal not in range(128)
> Again, this is the code trying to "Canonicalize a name into Last, First
> format". The complete statement is
> while i>0 and (L[i-1] in lowercase or
> L[i-1].lower() in smallNameParts):
> i = i - 1
> smallNameParts is all lower case ascii, i.e.
> = ['van', 'von', 'der', 'de']
> and L is the list returned by
> L = author.split()
> and none of the shunted .pck files you provided me have any name pieces
> longer than 14 bytes and only 2 of the 5 even have any non-ascii, but
> the decode error refers to byte 0xb5 in position 26 (B5 in iso-8859-1 is µ).
> I know you said in your original post
>> I am using Python 2.6.6 on a Centos 6 system. The output of
>> /usr/lib64/python >>> import string >>> string.lowercase is
>> 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz' (as it is supposed to be).
> but see below.
>> The problem is site-wide, not just for one or two lists. Anyway, there
>> are no altered templates or messages for a specific list. The only files
>> deviating from the default configuration are:
>> Of course Defaults.py has
>> DEFAULT_SERVER_LANGUAGE = 'en'.
>> So in mm_cfg.py I added
>> DEFAULT_SERVER_LANGUAGE = 'de'
>> add_language('en', 'English (USA)', 'iso-8859-1', 'ltr')
>> But I cannot see how this would cause the problem.
> Neither can I, but I tried again with those settings just to be sure,
> and got no issues.
> All of this leads me to conclude that the issue must be non-ascii
> following the 'z' in string.lowercase.
> What is the path to the Python interpreter that Mailman is using?
/usr/bin/python -V: Python 2.6.6
> What do you get if in that Python you do
> import string
> For example, I get
>>>> import string
> <module 'string' from '/usr/lib/python2.7/string.pyc'>
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'lowercase' is not defined
<module 'string' from '/usr/lib64/python2.6/string.pyc'>