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_^))//
attached are two patches against mm2.1 which add sync_members
functionality to the GUI
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ralf.hildebrandt(a)charite.de Campus Benjamin Franklin
https://www.charite.de Hindenburgdamm 30, 12203 Berlin
Geschäftsbereich IT, Abt. Netzwerk fon: +49-30-450.570.155
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 184.108.40.206] Timeout
>> waiting for output from CGI script
>> /usr/local/mailman/cgi-bin/admin, referer:
>> [Fri Aug 26 19:59:23 2016] [error] [client 220.127.116.11]
>> 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
Earlier this month I email this list with issues I've had approving/discard
messages via the web interface (see below).
After digging around I've found that I maybe experiencing some kind if
config corruption in pck files under /var/lib/mailman/lists/mailman When
looking through the smtp-failure log I noticed errors "Sender address
rejected: Domain not found" and it appears something has or is appending
the text "new-" to the beginning of the domain we use. Further
investigation shows that "new-" is appended to the domain in the
config.pck, config.pck.last & config.pck.safety files. I have no idea how
this got into the files but it appears to me the source of problem. I have
reviewed the configuration of mailman via the administrative web interface
and it all appears correct (no arbitrary "new-" text) . This is not a new
installation of mailman and has been in use for many years. This issue
seemed to have started occurring in July of this year. Any help would be
mailman version 2.1.12
A few weeks ago are started experiencing problems with approving and/or
discarding messages. I am also unable to add/delete users to the list but
messages from approved list members work fine. I suspect either some file
has become corrupted or a permissions issue.
I also see entries such as the following in the errors logs:
Aug 04 06:47:41 2019 (20501) No such list "aewa<[55":
Aug 04 11:05:13 2019 (28708) No such list "aewa<https:":
I have run check_perms with no problems found.
Has anyone see this before or can suggest a solution?
Is it possible to have a search (eg by keyword) feature available for private
archives with Mailman version 2.1.16? There is no obvious setting for it.
Robert Heller -- 978-544-6933
Deepwoods Software -- Custom Software Services
http://www.deepsoft.com/ -- Linux Administration Services
heller(a)deepsoft.com -- Webhosting Services
I'm trying to customize cronpass.txt. (I understand that it needs to go in
I think I've got it basically figured out, but I'd like to test it before
we get to the end of the month and a couple thousand possibly messed-up
monthly password reminders go out. Is there a way to test it, e.g. sending
a copy just to myself?
I couldn't find anything on this point in the archives.