[Mailman-Users] need assistance upgrading Mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Aug 24 03:02:08 CEST 2015

On 08/23/2015 04:45 PM, Nina Nicholson wrote:
> I manage 70+ Mailman listservs for the Episcopal Diocese of Newark, and we are having terrible problems with emails not being delivered because they fail DMARC Evaluation, to the point that it's disrupting communications in the diocese.

Please see <http://wiki.list.org/DOC/Mailman%20is%20not%20Listserv>

> Our listservs are hosted by MediaTemple which provides Mailman ver. 2.1.9. I understand that if I were to upgrade to the latest version there are new features that would solve this problem. I've found the upgrade instructions (http://wiki.list.org/DOC/4.80%20How%20do%20I%20upgrade%20from%20Mailman%202.1.x%20to%20a%20later%20Mailman%202.1.y%3F) but they are beyond my limited Unix skills. MediaTemple refuses to do the upgrade.

Do you have a VPS with Mailman installed or are you on a shared host? If
the latter, it is unlikely that you have the access necessary to upgrade
Mailman on the host and it is unlikely that MediaTemple would be happy
with your doing it even if you could.

You may wish to see
<http://wiki.list.org/COM/Mailman%20hosting%20services>. I have no
information on most of these, but based on interactions with the
proprietor of EMWD and dotList, I can recommend them. This should not be
construed as a negative review of anyone else on that list. It's just
that I have no basis to evaluate most of them.

You may also find
<http://wiki.list.org/COM/Mailman%20consulting%20services> of interest.
Particularly the link to the Python jobs board.

Finally, you may wish to try one of the suggestions at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/17891458> as an interim stopgap measure.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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