[Mailman-Users] many problems
brian at emwd.com
Thu Sep 4 06:53:01 CEST 2008
> Hi everyone,
> My name is Karen and I've just set up a Virtual Dedicated Linux server
> Godaddy. I want to run Mailman for a litserv community that has
> decided to
> flee one of the many VT listservs they have so kindly hosted over the
> The list has gone down too many times and the feeling is we'd like a
> listserv under our own control.
> So, here's one of my first questions. Since I've never administrated a
> listserv before and don't have any experience with Mailman, is there
> else on this list who is also using Godaddy's Virtual server hosting
> who can give me some pointers? I called GoDaddy yesterday and I was
> that unless I pay for an Assisted Service Plan (which is
> they don't offer support for Mailman. Even though one can enable it
> their Simple Control Panel and set up a list via that control panel.
> However the list I set up only allowed me to name it thus far. I
> see a place where I could add email addresses to start testing my first
> with a few other people.
You would typically log into the list administration interface at
> And when I used Putty to SSH into my new server, I couldn't determine
> Mailman's install directory was. Any ideas? A little bit of
> background on
> me...I'm a web developer and I've programmed in Python before. I'm
> SysAdmin experience aside from navigating the file structure and
> and archiving things.
Try using something like "locate qrunner" via the command line.
> I'm a quick learner though and excited about learning Linux and
> Mailman. I
> can read manuals and can figure out what commands I need to issue on
> the cmd
> line once I figure out what I need to do configuration wise (if
> with GoDaddy. If someone has written any documentation out there on
> GoDaddy's set up, Simple Control Panel (like should I just upgrade to
> for $10 more a month?) and Mailman, aside from the scant info I found
> their Help area (which all deals with the Plex control panael...not the
> Simple Control Panel), then I'd be grateful for a link or any advice at
This is a list that supports mailman, not one that tells you how to use the
services of a host (Godaddy) who is not willing to support this wonderful
It seems like you are going through a lot just to run one(?) list. You might
want to check us out at http://emwd.com/mailman.html. We are one hosting
company that is willing to answer your questions regarding the use of
mailman without asking you to pay more.
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