I manage for an association a mailman list on cpanel
The president has changed her address and since she changed her address her e-mails no longer reach the recipients.
Her e-mails are well archived, but no one has received them.
It is the same for another person.
Do you have an idea of the bug and how to fix it?
Thanks for all
Has anyone installed mailman on a GoDaddy based website? Did you have
I need this functionality, but I'm not that much of a techie to feel
comfortable without asking someone who has done this before.
/For your education and possible amusement...//
//I am the list administrator for a GNU Mailman list of about 750
psychotherapists, most of them aged 60- to 80-years-old.//
//These are very, very capable people -- not all of whom are highly
//I was recently aghast to discover that not only does Hotmail still
exist (!?), but that about 40 of our active members have Hotmail
//The following is a fix for how Hotmail users can set up "Safe Mailing
Lists" so as to keep your mailing lists from being blocked by Hotmail.
I pursued this after checking with Microsoft to make sure my domain was
not being entirely blocked as a spammer domain.//
//Just in case you have any Hotmail users...//
/-------- Forwarded Message --------
Dear Hotmail Users:
A few weeks ago I wrote asking for feedback as to whether or not you are
receiving the Clinicians Exchange email list messages. Some Hotmail
users wrote back that they ARE receiving list messages. Some Hotmail
users wrote back that they ARE NOT receiving list messages. This has
been a perplexing problem. I believe we now have a fix (read on to see
what to do).
The issue is that Hotmail (and Outlook) have an automatic filter rule
that filters out all mailing lists where the mailing list address is not
your individual address. So anything addressed to
"clinicians-exchange(a)clinicians-exchange.org" is thrown away since its
not addressed to your individual email address (such as
"smith(a)smith.com" -- even though you are on the list). I believe that
Hotmail seems to just discard everything to the "bit bucket in the sky"
without an error message and without placing such messages in a Junk or
Spam folder for possible retrieval.
This is specifically a Hotmail problem and is correctable in a
non-obvious way requiring many steps.
Here are the steps in written form. I have attached a .pdf document
with the steps illustrated by pictures:
*Setting Up "Safe Mailing Lists" In Hotmail and Outlook**
STEP #1: From the Inbox of your online Hotmail or Outlook email account,
click on the "Settings" wheel in the upper right-hand corner of the page.
STEP #2: In the "Settings" dropdown control dialogue box on the
right-hand side of the screen, scroll down to the bottom of the list
(likely off-screen when you first start) and select "View all Outlook
STEP #3: When the controls for "View all Outlook settings" pop-up in a
dialogue box, click on "Junk Mail".
STEP #4: When the "Junk Mail" controls dialogue box pops-up, scroll down
to the "Safe Mailing Lists" section (which will likely be off-screen
until you scroll down).
STEP #5: Click on "Add". Enter
"clinicians-exchange(a)lists.clinicians-exchange.org" and press the
"Enter" key on your keyboard. Click on "Add" again and enter
"clinicians-exchange(a)clinicians-exchange.org" and press the "Enter" key
again. Make sure to click the blue "Save" button at the bottom right of
You are done! Close dialogue boxes and go back to your inbox.
Please see attached .pdf for an illustrated version.
Some Hotmail users seem to have no problem receiving our list even when
these "Safe Mailing List" steps are not implemented. It's weird.
*Michael Reeder, LCPC
*Hygeia Counseling Services : Baltimore / Mt. Washington Village location*
*410-205-2419 / michael(at)hygeiacounseling.com*
*http://www.hygeiacounseling.com - main website.
For one list I'm administrating, I want to have two aliases, and I'm
unsure how to format the acceptable_aliases value. Is it correct this way?
acceptable_aliases = 'user1(a)example.com',
Is this correct, e.g. ending the first line with comma?
I'm running Mailman version 2.1.29.
I have a Mailman email list that has around 500 subscribers, who are all
members of an organization who have opted-in to the list.
One of the email addresses on the list used a custom personalized domain,
which started bouncing. I didn't notice the bounces at the time.
Eventually, Google started sending the list moderators messages saying "Our
system has detected an excessively high number of invalid recipients
originating from your account," and Gmail started rejecting list messages
that were being sent to the list subscribers who use a Gmail address. I
removed the bouncing email address from the list, and soon after that Gmail
started accepting messages from the email list again.
This seems like a very precarious situation to be in... I have a list of
500 email addresses, and Google starts rejecting all incoming email from my
list just because 1 of 500 email addresses was bouncing.
I sought help from someone at my hosting provider who seems to be
knowledgeable about Mailman configuration. He said that the problem was
that Mailman was batching up the emails and sending a single email to the
entire batch, putting each individual email address in the "RCPT TO" field.
So when a bounce happened, Gmail was able to associate the bad address from
my domain with the bounce that was happening on the bouncing personalized
domain. The advice for fixing the problem was to set the "personalize"
setting to "Full Personalization", which would prevent Google from making
that association. I think this worked (but don't know for sure, since I
don't know that we've had any bounces since then).
The problem with "Full Personalization" is that the email headers are
being rewritten, which is confusing to users. Now, if someone sends an
email to the list, the message that is delivered to each recipient has the
recipient's email address in the "To" header and the list email address in
the "Cc" header. It works, but it's confusing (and some people's email
filters now have to be changed).
1) Given my description of the initial problem, is "Full Personalization"
the best way to fix the issue?
2) Is there a way to fix the issue that doesn't involve rewriting the
headers so that the email list address is in the "Cc" field?
3) Would upgrading to Mailman 3 help fix this issue in a better way?
Some time ago, spam received from a faked address.
Admin email received 8am each morning listing the pending
posts from non-members.
Go in and:
1. select 'Reject' on each post
2. add the faked sender to the block from subscribing filter
3. submit all data
Mailman reports "There are no pending requests."
Tomorrow the same thing happens reporting the same historic
date of the non-member post.
* Have checked mailserver logs; not being received daily
* Have added fake addresses to upstream anti-spam blacklist
So, narrowing-down, seems Mailman has groundhog day syndrome?