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 22.214.171.124] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 126.96.36.199]
>> 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
..... thinking out loud....
We usually send an email to mailman (which includes the pre-defined password) for each subscription and use the 'confirm' option in mailman so the user gets a confirming email and I know their password.
But, would it work to reset the list to 'approve', send the email command, and then 'approve all'? Sure, that would be two steps, but if they are two steps that can act upon the entire subset of new subscribers, that would be a lot fewer steps than changing 900+ passwords individually.
You know how, despite insisting that you really need to upgrade and reconfigure some critical systems, there is always something even more pressing so it doesn't get done and then the whole thing catches on fire? That's what has happened to our custom-build Mailman subscription system. We had (and will soon have restored) a setup that allows people to choose from our 10+ announce-only style lists that takes care of some of the mundane details and records their mailman 2.x list memberships in a central database.
While the system has been offline for the past few weeks, we did set up a simple 'web survey form' to allow people to at least tell us which list(s) they wanted to get on or off of. Processing the removals was pretty simple, but processing the new subscriptions is going to be more difficult. From the 900+ responses collected, I can generate a list of email addresses that are to be added to a specific list (one set for nodigest, one set for digest) and can see some ways to add them, but nothing is fully satisfactory, and I could use some suggestions.
I could use the built-in web management page to 'mass subscribe'. This is straightforward, and allows users to skip the 'confirm' step which is a usual part of the subscription process. I suppose I can set the list default option to 'digest', then add that set and switch it back to the 'nodigest' option and import that set to get the correct subscribers. The problem is that the custom process assigns a password to the user which is also stored in the database system so that when they return to the signup, I can have the database send emails to mailman on the user's behalf. If I mass subscribe, each user gets a random (and unknown) password.
I know I can use some scripts from .../mailman/bin/ to change passwords for ALL subscribers and set them to specific values, but that will break pre-existing subscribers' passwords, and I can't do that.
I know I could walk through each subscription from the admin interface and set the password. That's going to be 3-4 clicks for well over 1000 subscription requests. Doable but tedious and ripe for human error.
Does anyone have a script or tool that would allow me to add a set of users and their passwords all at once?
So a couple of days ago I had a server just up and die. It was put in
place about 12 years ago, if not more. Luckily I was working on
replacing it, so I had a new box under construction almost ready to
take its place. But the old server dies before I could make a smooth
transition and get everything working on the new server.
Got the new server on line, up and running, the email lists are doing
just fine. But for some reason there are problems with the web pages,
like http://autox.team.net/mailman/listinfo will not work. And I don't
know why. Here's the relevant lines from the httpd config file:
ScriptAlias /mailman/ "/local/mailman/teamnet/cgi-bin/"
Require all granted
This was enough to work on the old server. New server is Fedora 29,
mailman version is mailman-2.1.29, Apache: Server version: Apache/2.4.39
(Fedora) I have gone over the mailman installation instructions, and
can't figure out what is going on. I must be missing something really
basic and obvious, but what? Maybe I am just getting old and senile, I
solved problems like this for a quarter of a century as a sys admin at
the U of Utah Computer Science department, must be really rusty and out
Fun fun fun.
Small archives seem to use "archtoc.html" which has the link to download
the full raw archive (mbox).
Larger lists appear to use "archtocnombox.html" which is minus the link.
Is there a threshold (filesize) somewhere that determines which gets
used? or am I barking up the wrong tree completely?
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