web interface for sync_members redux

I see that people have requested in the past a web interface to the
syn_members functionality, and found at least two patches to modify
the current web interface to do this.  At this early stage of the game
with Mailman, I'm not willing to be doing things like patching
Mailman, so I was wondering if anyone has solved this problem with a
stand-alone CGI script that handles the required list owner
authentication?

Lacking that, is there a way that I could confirm a list's password
from the command line so I could roll my own CGI script to expose a
transaction service for a select group of my list owners?  (Along with
the authentication requirement I would also limit its use to only
certain lists.)

   - Using Mailman version: 2.1.20
   - Python 2.4.3 (#1, Oct 23 2012, 22:02:41)
   - Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.11 (Tikanga)

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walter@ifkuk.org | 11 Feb 15:52 2016

Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table

I ve got everything up and running, made a test <at> lists.ifkuk.org list
address, checked with several addresses, everything worked fine, went
off to go into production.

created my first list, invited all people, suddenly i got an error:
"Recipient address rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table"

my test <at> lists.ifkuk.org still works fine, so i made a second test list,
called walter <at> lists.ifkuk.org, and also there "Recipient address
rejected: User unknown in relay recipient table"

But test <at> lists.ifkuk.org and mailman <at> lists.ifkuk.org still working fine.
all are created the same way, by using the webfrontend (but the initial
mailman <at> lists.).

also restarting postfix and mailman did not help.

this is part of my mail.log:

Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: >>> CHECKING RECIPIENT MAPS <<<
Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: ctable_locate: leave
existing entry key walter <at> lists.ifkuk.org
Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: maps_find:
recipient_canonical_maps: walter <at> lists.ifkuk.org: not found
Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: match_string:
lists.ifkuk.org ~? localhost
Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: match_string:
lists.ifkuk.org ~? localhost.localdomain
Feb 11 14:43:00 ifkuk postfix/smtpd[28581]: match_string:
lists.ifkuk.org ~? mail.ifkuk.org
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Lindsay Haisley | 10 Feb 01:32 2016

Improper token substitution? Or something else?

I've noticed that in our Mailman installations here we're getting some
odd addresses showing up in different places. For instance, the
"Welcome" web page contains:

"If you are having trouble using the lists, please contact
mailman <at> list_hostname.tld." [list_hostname.tld is any list's FQDN]

"mailman" is not the name of the list for which "list_hostname.tld" is
the FQDN of the list, and this address will bounce.

A similar situation happens with the monthly reminder messages for which
userpass.txt is the template. The text going out contains:

"If you have questions, problems, comments, etc, send them to
mailman-owner <at> list_hostname.tld."

Again, this bounces - "listname-owner <at> list_hostname.tld" would not.

This is happening on two different Mailman installations, running 2.1.18
and 2.1.18-1.

Do I have a misconfiguration here? The comments in the source indicate
that these token replacements insert _site_ information rather than
_list_ information, so maybe this is the expected behavior. Do I need to
set up a "mailman" address alias for _each_ virtual host on the system
so that these addresses will work? This is doable, but is it documented?

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walter@ifkuk.org | 9 Feb 13:43 2016

postfix to mailman: User doesn't exist/relay access denied

dovecot/postfix/mailman

when I try to send from an internal emailaddress (managed by the
serveritself) I get an "User doesn't exist" error
if I send an email from an external service like gmail, I get "relay
access denied".

/etc/postfix/main.conf

#See /usr/share/postfix/main.cf.dist for a commented, more complete version
inet_interfaces = all

# Debian specific:  Specifying a file name will cause the first
# line of that file to be used as the name.  The Debian default
# is /etc/mailname.
#myorigin = /etc/mailname

smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP (Debian/GNU)
biff = no

# appending .domain is the MUA's job.
append_dot_mydomain = no

# Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
#delay_warning_time = 4h

readme_directory = /usr/share/doc/postfix

# TLS parameters
#smtpd_tls_cert_file=/etc/ssl/certs/mailserver.cert.pem
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Peter W. Caton | 5 Feb 20:02 2016

Messages not being delivered

I have just setup a new Mailman server on Ubuntu.

With the help of list members, I have got the web GUI working.

Now, I have discovered that when I send new messages to the one list I have, e-mails are not being delivered.

I did receive the initial e-mail that the list was setup.  However, none of the list members are receiving any
new e-mails posted to the list.

I have checked the Archives, and no messages are being received (No messages have been posted to this list
yet, so the archives are currently empty).

Here is what I see in the mail.log:

Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table

Any thoughts on how to fix this issue?

Thank you.

Peter W. Caton
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ssn | 5 Feb 16:15 2016
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mailman/sendmail process /var/spool/mail content

Hi

We had an issue with the mailman server which is now back and running, 
mqueue is empty however /var/spool/mail contains many hundreds of files 
containing an email that was not posted during the period we had an 
issue. Is there way to process these with mailman?

Thanks
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Mark Sapiro | 5 Feb 01:43 2016
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Re: Archive Forbidden 403 Error Message

On 02/04/2016 04:38 PM, Peter W. Caton wrote:
> Thanks.
> 
> I don't see a /var/lib/mailman/private folder.
> 
> Should I create one?

No. My error, it's /var/lib/mailman/archives/private.

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Peter W. Caton | 5 Feb 00:48 2016

Archive Forbidden 403 Error Message

Good evening.

I have encountered another "forbidden 403" error when trying to access the archives:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /pipermail/mailman/ on this server.
Apache/2.4.7 (Ubuntu) Server at mailman.niclibraries.org Port 80

I did enable the information outlined in this post.

https://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2005-December/048008.html

I still receive the 403 error.

Any other thoughts on how to fix this?

Thanks again.

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Peter W. Caton | 3 Feb 23:09 2016

Mailman on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS: Forbidden You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/mailman/admin/mailman on this server

Kind greetings.

I am having a problem with Mailman on Ubuntu server.

I used this guide to install Mailman on Ubuntu 14.04.3: https://help.ubuntu.com/lts/serverguide/mailman.html.

When I try to access the Mailman website, I receive this message:

Forbidden

You don't have permission to access /cgi-bin/mailman/admin/mailman on this server.

I receive this message trying to access either of these pages:

http://server/cgi-bin/mailman/admin/mailman

http://server/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/mailman

I can access the Apache web page on "server."  Just not the Mailman pages.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

Thank you.

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Danilo | 1 Feb 15:11 2016
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Disable "Message awaits moderator approval" E-Mail

Hello list

When an outsider posts an e-mail to a closed list, he/she gets an e-mail
with the Subject "Your message to Vorstand awaits moderator approval".
Is there a way to disable that e-mail?

Reasoning: The list is used for the board members of an association. I
want to use that e-mail both for internal discussions as well as for
external requests. But external people should not note that this is a
mailing list (because it is irrelevant to them).

Is this possible directly or through a workaround (e.g. by using another
e-mail that forwards to the mailing list)?

Danilo
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Matt Milunic | 25 Jan 23:20 2016

Web Admin Preferences

I am running mailman as part of the bundled Mac OS X 10.6 Server. Recently, we had a hard drive failure. All was
reinstalled from a cloned backup. Mailman "works” in that I can send messages and they go out and are
received properly. The issue is that i cannot log into any of the list web admin’s to delete/add
addresses, etc. When I try I get:

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Bug in Mailman version 2.1.14

We're sorry, we hit a bug!

Please inform the webmaster for this site of this problem. Printing of traceback and other system
information has been explicitly inhibited, but the webmaster can find this information in the Mailman
error logs. 

————————————————————

If I put in an incorrect password I get the red “Authorization Failed” message up top.

I have looked-up and run various terminal commands, followed by restarting mail services and web
services. Among these are:

chmod 02775 /private/var/mailman

chmod 02775 /usr/share/mailman

chmod 02775 /usr/share/mailman/messages/ar

chown _mailman:_mailman /private/var/mailman

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