I know there was a thread on this a few weeks ago, but I deleted those
messages. My server has found itself, for no apparent reason, on AT&T's
RBL. I've already written to abuse_rbl(a)abuse-att.net as suggested in the
error message. I assume the upshot of the earlier thread was that all I
can do is wait, possibly write again, and hope the AT&T RBL removal gods
smile down upon me, is that right?
I run a mailing list with 4000 subscribers (jdm-society(a)sjdm.org). Every
time it sends mail to the list I get about 10 failure messages (completely
failure, not temporary failure that keeps mail in the queue) saying that
the host is not found or the email address doesn't exist. I can often find
the host with the (linux) "host" command, and the email address checker
often shows that the address is valid. The same email address that failed
usually succeeds on the next post.
I would like to keep these messages in the queue if possible, or maybe
allow more time for finding the host, or something, before giving up on the
first try. I cannot find a configuration option.
Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Home page: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron
Editor: Judgment and Decision Making (http://journal.sjdm.org)
Associate webmaster: sjdm.org
Great news! Not forty-eight hours after my first Email, my IP is
unblocked! Then a few hours later I received an Email from the AT&T
Postmaster saying my IP will be removed from their RBL within 24 hours
of this letter. Go figure.
On another note, I use MXToolbox to monitor my IP's RBL status, so I
knew Linode was on Ucepretect level 3. I'm sorry to know Digital Ocean
is also on that list. It just means I can't in good faith tell someone
I'm not on any RBL's because they can do a quick check and find out I
am, in fact, on one. To a poorly programmed automation or an ignorant
human, an RBL no one pays attention to is still an RBL.
I run a list for members of an organization. Recently I was asked by a
member if the archives had a search function. With MM2 they don't, I
know. This is a private list, so I don't want it publicly searchable.
Does anyone know of a web application that can be deployed on a Linux
server which will go through a list's archives, generate a searchable
index, and allow members (possibly using their mailing list Email and
password, or maybe something else) to access it?
I already know the answer that this has nothing to do with mailman, but
I want your opinion:
When members send emails that are highlighted, we receive it ok, but
when people reply or forward the same email, the highlight is gone.
I tested with the same users sending them private emails (outside of
mailman) and it all works ok.
Any idea why if we use mailman, the highlight disappears? is it a
I am doing the same highlight here to see if it will work for this group.
I'm wondering if someone has a withlist script that we can use for clearing
the nomail bounce flags from all members of all lists? We had some trouble
with our system's IP being flagged for spam by AT&T, and a lot of users
ended up bouncing. I found a post with an old script, but that was from
around 2010. This is on Mailman 2.
Right, mailman 2 does not automatically prune archives, and I have used the prune script before, just curious if this was not a feature…
But I am also just checking to see what the advantages/disadvantages there are for going to mailman 3 over 2. Sure 2 is no longer being developed, BUT having said that our 2 environment is solid, and I understand it. I am a mailman admin, but not a full time Linux system admin, so Hyper kitty, Django, Virtualenv and all the other components of mailman 3 are not my forte. I have been playing around with just trying to stand up a mailman 3 in an isolated VM and not having much luck, and in searching around I am thinking mailman 3 is defiantly more of a commitment to get it installed/working at this time.
Today suddenly all my member emails bounced as you see a sample below.
What happened and how can I fix it?
-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: Bounce action notification
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 03:05:15 -0400
This is a Mailman mailing list bounce action notice:
Action: Subscription bounce score incremented.
Reason: Excessive or fatal bounces.
The triggering bounce notice is attached below.
Questions? Contact the Mailman site administrator at
This is the mail system at host relay.mailchannels.net.
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
<zavenian(a)msn.com>: lost connection with
msn-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[220.127.116.11] while receiving the
initial server greeting
what files are being removed by rmlist (without -a). I suppose,
/var/lib/mailman/lists/$LISTNAME/config.pck and the entries in
When I restore both, have I restored the list? Mailman2 uses no
database, so maybe the answer is yes?
Background: testing migration to mailman3, and I want to start with a
partial migration, affecting only one little used virtualhost. I thought
that deleting the lists this virtualhost from mailman2 will allow me to
play around with them in mailman3 (after making the required changes to
the postfix configuration). But if I find that mailman3 has too many
drawbacks, I would prefer to undo the changes.
Alternatively, instead of calling rmlist I could just manually remove
the lists from virtual-mailman of mailman2, although, virtual-mailman
get automatically rewritten with each list creation or deletion, but
that's rather infrequent over here)
So looking at upgrading to mailman 3 but had some questions.
Background: we use mailman as email distribution lists, not really for back and forth communication, so having said that…
* Does mailman3 have a way to automatically prune archives, i.e. delete old archived messaged that are X days/years old automatically?
* Also in looking in the documentation states “Some configuration and settings aren’t available in Mailman 3’s UI yet,” is there a list of what is not available?
* What OS have distro packages for Mailman 3 ready to go?
* Anything else I am not thinking of?