[Mailman-Users] Mailman 3 Ready?

Allan Hansen hansen at rc.org
Tue Nov 26 22:45:10 EST 2019

Hi all,

Thank you for your responses, Stephen. Much appreciated. I have forwarded them to my friend. I don’t know if he is on this list, but I have recommended that he be, so we can get over whatever hump is getting in the way.

I used the instructions on the Mailman 3 site on my own attempt. 

The fact that the mangling will continue is a disappointment. I’m inclined to tell all my AOL and Yahoo users and others in the same boat to find another email service. The problem is that my MacOS users are getting tripped up by the mangling, as it is hidden by the mail clients. I have instructed them to remove previous recipients regularly from the list of such, if they contain the ‘via list’ string. But they don’t read my emails, and we see many embarrassing email ssent to the lists that are meant for one-on-one communication.

What is the best, easiest, guaranteed-to-work way to get this Mailman 3 up and running (OS, add-ons, options, etc.). When I tried myself, I saw a lot of options that I really did not really care to have because I did not know the consequences of each. I’m an application programmer, not a systems programmer.


Allan Hansen
allan_hansen at icloud.com

> On Nov 24, 2019, at 22:15 , Stephen J. Turnbull <turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp> wrote:
>> I’m ready and eager to move on to MM3 on a Linux box.
> The obvious "turn-key" installation is to use the Docker containers,
> which Abhilash keeps fairly up-to-date.  But see comment below about
> universal working solutions.
> Which distro do you have?  Are you using the distro's packages of
> Mailman 3 (not yet a good idea, unfortunately), or installing from
> source?
>> I have looked into it a few times now and I keep running into the
>> same blocks. I don't see much moving either. I was hoping someone
>> (Mailman developing community) would come up with a better working
>> solution.
> It's email.  There are no universal working solutions.
>> [Some third party wrote:] My concern is that the Mailman3 is not
>> ready. There are too many dead ends and undocumented stuff.
> Who is this guy and has he consulted us?  I'd like to do an archive
> search if he's done so to see what the issues are.
>> For Mailman2 I have a working integration with iRedMail, that does
>> not seem to work with 3.
> What's iRedMail?  How does it fit into the community your lists serve?

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