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importing archived Maildir email lists into Mailman lists archives

Hi everybody!

I'm new to most of the fields related with this issue so, please, accept my
apologies in advance if the question or the way towards its answer is too
obvious!

I have a number of Maildir format mailing lists archives and I would like
to add them to the archives of the same lists created in a new Mailman
installation.

I find several messages/scripts doing the job the other way round
(mbox/pipermail/mailman to maildir), but nothing about Maildir to Mailman,
assumable by a "programming capabilities-less user".

Thanks for your time!!!

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Ricardo Rodríguez
Research Management and Promotion Technician
Technical Secretariat
Health Research Institute of Santiago de Compostela (IDIS)
http://www.idisantiago.es
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Eric Smith | 28 Aug 07:53 2015

old messages sent to list on reboot

Hi

After rebooting my server, several mails from some weeks ago were
resent to lists and also a bunch of moderator requests to me.

How may I prevent this from happening again?

Eric
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Peter Shute | 28 Aug 03:22 2015
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Does Mailman alter messages attached to moderation notification emails?

I am again trying to answer a query from a list member about spelling errors in his postings that show up in his
list messages, but not in his copy of the sent message.

Initially we thought this was because he was composing in html, and that his mail client wasn't including an
accurate representation of the message in the plain text section. Our list sends out only the plain text section.

In at least one case we proved that the spelling error (a missing period in a URL) was only in the plain text
section, so I advised him to compose in plain text.

Now it's happened again, this time in a plain text only message. The period is there in his copy of the sent
message, missing in what went to the list. I can also see that it's missing in the copy of the message
attached to the moderation notification.

Does the list send out moderation notifications with the attached messages unaltered? Is there any
mechanism in mailman that could have removed the period?

It also removed one from a URL sent to the list owner address, but again that message has passed through
Mailman. I'm not able to easily get a sample of a message from him that hasn't been through Mailman, so I
can't eliminate it as a suspect.

Looking at the raw messages, something that's common about them is that the missing period would fall
exactly on the start of a line when it's wrapped, i.e after the = symbol which I assume is a soft eol, and in one
of them the period is there in the plain text section, but missing in the html section.

Peter Shute
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Waldbieser, Carl | 26 Aug 22:08 2015

Pluggable authentication for Mailman web interface?


Are there any guidelines for adding authentication and /or authorization mechanisms to the Mailman web
user interface?
Specifically, I was wondering if there is any kind of guidance for authenticating the user via an HTTP
header (e.g. HTTP_REMOTE_USER) so that an authenticating reverse proxy could be placed in front of the
Mailman web interface.

If there is no such built-in mechanism or pluggable mechanism, is there any kind of guidance on how the
existing authentication mechanism might be replaced from a technical standpoint?

Thanks,
Carl Waldbieser
ITS Systems Programmer
Lafayette College
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Nelson Kelly | 27 Aug 11:49 2015
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ISO speciific RegExp to filter/discard bot subscribe requests

Hello, We have a list running on Mailman version 2.1.20.

Over the last several days began receiving hundreds of bot subscription 
requests (all gmail addresses).

All of format like:
blech+12345678 <at> gmail.com
zark+98765432 <at> gmail.com

In attempt to solve this issue, entered the following regex lines in 
Privacy Options -> Subscription Rules -> ban_list

^.*blech
^.*zark

Temporarily did the job, but the bot(s) adapted and changed the prefix 
of the address string to:

crap+12345678 <at> gmail.com
grum+98765432 <at> gmail.com

Common to ALL of the bot subscribe requests is including within the the 
email address a "+" symbol.

So I tried entering RegExp ^.*+ but Mailman rejected this entry.

But was able to enter RegExp of ^.*/+
However that allowed all the bot spam requests through.

Unable to keep up with the bots changing the address prefix.
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Ralf G. R. Bergs | 25 Aug 13:29 2015

How to prevent messages from being "held"

Hi guys.

I'm struggling since a while since MailMan will sometimes put messages
into the "Held" queue even though I did my very best to set all config
options so that MailMan won't... :-(

Is there a way to once and for all forbid MailMan to put messages into
the queue so that a moderator has to deal with it?

We use MailMan as a team mailing list, and it should never happen that a
message is sitting in the queue, waiting to be released...

Thanks a lot in advance for your help.

Kind regards,

Ralf

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Woody Mon via Mailman-Users | 27 Aug 10:37 2015

ISO RegExp example to block bot subscribe requests

Hello, List is running on Mailman version 2.1.20.

Last several days began receiving hundreds of bot subscription requests (all gmail addresses).

All of format like:
blech+12345678 <at> gmail.com
zark+98765432 <at> gmail.com
etc.

I entered following regex lines in Privacy Options -> Subscription Rules -> ban_list

^.*blech
^.*zark
etc

Temporarily did the job, but the bot adapted and changed the prefix of the address string to:
crap+12345678 <at> gmail.com
grum+98765432 <at> gmail.com
etc.

Unable to keep up with the bots changing the address prefix.

Common to ALL of the bot subscribe requests is including the "+" symbol in the email address

So I tried entering RegExp ^.*+ but Mailman rejected this entry.

But was able to enter RegExp of ^.*/+
However that allowed all the bot spam requests through.

Can anyone recommend an example of a RegExp entry which would solve my dilemma?
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Mark | 27 Aug 22:42 2015

Assistance with altering reply-to behaviours and DMARC

Hi,

First, apologies if this has been discussed before.  I run a number of mailman lists on a Centos 6 platform and
mailman 2.1.12-25. This version was updated in July as follows: 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1417.html and included fixes for a number of DMARC issues. 
Including "... With this update, domains with a "reject" DMARC policy are 
recognized correctly.."

Normally the lists we use are configured with reply_goes_to_list and anonymous_list is off.  We have done
some testing, and we have not been able to identify settings that will 
retain reply_goes_to_list functionality  and turn on DMARC Mung.

Generally what happens is that the first message is successfully sent to a yahoo.com address and this user
can reply to the message as normal.  However, mailman adds the original 
sender to the reply-to meaning that when another user replies to this message reply_goes_to_list doesn't work.

It seemed to me that a small modification to CookHeaders.py could prevent the adding of the original sender
email to "Reply-To"

         # We also need to put the old From: in Reply-To: in all cases.
         if o_from:
             add(o_from)
         # Set Reply-To: header to point back to this list.  Add this last

seemed like a good place to look, but before I try to debug commenting out this didn't prevent the addition of
the original sender to Reply-To I would ask for some advice !!

any assistance would be very helpful!!   (it maybe that changing the order of addresses in the Reply-To field
would all reply_goes_to_list would work?)

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Mark | 27 Aug 10:58 2015

Assistance with altering reply-to behaviours and DMARC

Hi,

First, apologies if this has been discussed before.  I run a number of mailman lists on a Centos 6 platform and
mailman 2.1.12-25. This version was updated in July as follows: 
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1417.html and included fixes for a number of DMARC issues. 
Including "... With this update, domains with a "reject" DMARC policy are 
recognized correctly.."

Normally the lists we use are configured with reply_goes_to_list and anonymous_list is off.  We have done
some testing, and we have not been able to identify settings that will 
retain reply_goes_to_list functionality  and turn on DMARC Mung.

Generally what happens is that the first message is successfully sent to a yahoo.com address and this user
can reply to the message as normal.  However, mailman adds the original 
sender to the reply-to meaning that when another user replies to this message reply_goes_to_list doesn't work.

It seemed to me that a small modification to CookHeaders.py could prevent the adding of the original sender
email to "Reply-To"

         # We also need to put the old From: in Reply-To: in all cases.
         if o_from:
             add(o_from)
         # Set Reply-To: header to point back to this list.  Add this last

seemed like a good place to look, but before I try to debug commenting out this didn't prevent the addition of
the original sender to Reply-To I would ask for some advice !!

any assistance would be very helpful!!   (it maybe that changing the order of addresses in the Reply-To field
would all reply_goes_to_list would work?)

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billy noah | 26 Aug 01:28 2015
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Error updating mailman Ubuntu 14.04.3

Tried running an update today and received this message:

Setting up mailman (1:2.1.16-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Looking for enabled languages (this may take some time) ... done.
Removing unmodified files from /etc/mailman/eu  done.
Directory /etc/mailman/eu not empty, not removed.
*... {repeat above message for each language} ...*
Removing unmodified files from /etc/mailman/sv  done.
Directory /etc/mailman/sv not empty, not removed.
Removing unmodified files from /etc/mailman/ast  done.
Directory /etc/mailman/ast not empty, not removed.
Installing site language en ............................................
done.
Downgrade detected, from version 0x20112f1 to version 0x20110f0
This is probably not safe.
Exiting.
dpkg: error processing package mailman (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mailman
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Any ideas what I can do to remedy this?
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Billy Crook | 27 Aug 19:49 2015
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Footer Bloat

I've noticed that as people reply to threads on my mailman instance, I see
copies of the footer pile up at the bottom of each message.

Rants about top/inline/bottom posting aside, I thought it would be a smart
feature of mailman to look for a copy of the footer in any incoming message
before adding the footer to the bottom.

Or perhaps easier to implement, instead of "apply a footer" or "don't apply
a footer", add the option "apply footer to the first message of each thread
and no other messages of the same thread"

Am I just missing where this setting is, or has this not been thought of
yet.

"apply footer only if footer text not already in message" would be my logic
of preference.

If that's not already something mailman can do, where would I modify the
code to add it?
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