Peter Fiala | 26 Aug 16:41 2014

Question about Error: 'The list overview page has been disabled temporarily'

I thought our public lists were showing on our website but I guess not. Any ideas on how to enable the overview page?


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Steve | 25 Aug 21:12 2014

Moderated list, letting some users be unmoderated, and with emails addressed to multiple recipients.


I'm a moderator on a GNU Mailman list running version 2.1.13.

The list moderated, all posts come to me for approval.

I have a few very trustworthy and regular posters that I have set as
unmoderated to save myself some work.

The problem is that they send their emails to multiple lists/recipients and
when they do I am still forced to approve their posts.

Is there an option in the GUI front end I can set on these users to let
their posts straight through regardless?


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Chad Cordero | 25 Aug 18:02 2014

Number of threads

I am using MailMan version 2.1.12 and I am being asked for the total number of messages without replies
(threads) for a list.  I can see the “Messages: “ count in the archives, but this is the total number of
messages, not threads.  Is there a way to get the number of threads?

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Tel: 909-537-7281 Email: ccordero <at>

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BONNET, Frank | 26 Aug 10:43 2014

Moderation by email instead of web interface ?


Anyone could send me some info on how to configure a particuliar list
to be moderated through email and NOT with the web interface with
the Approve mechanism

Thank you
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Nancy | 20 Aug 14:34 2014

Questions about Content Filtering

Hi folks, I am not very technically inclined and I'm the co- listkeeper for a group. We have had some problems
lately and we were wondering
what would happen if we made changes to the Content Filtering section of the Admin page?

If :
were removed would the listkeepers, as owners of the group receive bounces from everyone who tried to send
formatted text?

If these two lines were changed from "Yes" to "No" what would happen?

Should Mailman collapse multipart/alternative to its first part content?  No Yes X<>

Should Mailman convert text/html parts to plain text? This conversion happens after MIME attachments
have been stripped. No Yes X

Examples of our current problem:

1.This    at the end of every sentence & inserted in several places in sentences:
Louise can't get email.  

2. One continuous paragraph arrives when the sender had made appropriate paragraphs

3. Complete gibberish:
MLN€13:46 UTC−4
\Ý[˜]Z\™NˆÚ\œšYHÛۙH\Ú\œšYP <at>>
ؚ™]ˆ°ê\ˆÙ[ÛÛYHÈԓÕΈ[\ܘ\žHMentor hi from Jessi first nine days
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Anthony (N2KI | 21 Aug 15:17 2014

I'm Stuck

Tried to start mailman and this is what I get.  Not sure how to proceed.
 It appears that is is looking for a list names mailman but I do not know
how to create it.

pi <at> raspberrypi ~ $ /etc/init.d/mailman start
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists", line 122, in <module>
  File "/var/lib/mailman/bin/list_lists", line 94, in main
    mlist = MailList.MailList(n, lock=0)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/", line 130, in __init__
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/", line 650, in Load
    dict, e = self.__load(file)
  File "/var/lib/mailman/Mailman/", line 615, in __load
    fp = open(dbfile)
IOError: [Errno 13] Permission denied:
[warn] Site list for mailman missing (looking for list named 'mailman').
... (warning).
[warn] Please create it; until then, mailman will refuse to start. ...
pi <at> raspberrypi ~ $


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Anthony (N2KI | 21 Aug 14:12 2014

Mailman On Raspbian

I am installing Mailman on a Pi.  after I installed via the repository I
got this message but do not know how to proceed with this request.  Thanks
for any help to get this operational.

To finish creating your mailing list, you must edit your /etc/aliases (or
equivalent) file by adding the following lines, and possibly running the
`newaliases' program:

> ## mailman mailing list
> mailman:              "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
> mailman-admin:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
> mailman-bounces:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
> mailman-confirm:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
> mailman-join:         "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
> mailman-leave:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
> mailman-owner:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
> mailman-request:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
> mailman-subscribe:    "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
> mailman-unsubscribe:  "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"
> Hit enter to notify mailman owner...


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Will Yardley | 19 Aug 23:27 2014

.psv files in /var/spool/mailman/in 2.1.9

I found some .psv files in /var/spool/mailman/in/ (RHEL 5 Mailman
package; 2.1.9). That seems to be too early for the stuff mentioned here
(and I don't see those options in

Is it safe to remove old .psv files in this directory directly via find
/ cron?


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Kevin Carpenter | 18 Aug 18:22 2014

Fwd: Mailing list lag to SOME users

Hi all.

Been casually fighting a problem for a couple of months now and have 
finally decided to ask for help.

I have a somewhat large mailing list, about 1700 users, that is 
generally working just fine.  However, some users are seeing LONG delays 
(like 4+ hours) on mail delivery while other users, in the same 
organization, get sub-minute delivery.  Specifically, the step 6 delay 
in the header analysis below is typically 2 seconds.

In the header analysis below please note that and are just two names (DNS A records) pointing to the 
same box.  The postfix mydestination parameter includes both.

I highly suspect this is something within Postfix and hope the list's 
extensive experience might help.

Thanks in advance,



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Peter Shute | 19 Aug 05:17 2014

Munging and iOS Mail display of senders' display names

We've recently enabled munging with 2.1.18-1. I think it's already been documented that this causes
problems for iOS Mail users where they can no longer see who originally sent the messages. I've discovered
that there's a bit more to it than that, at least in iOS 7.1.2, so I'm posting this in case others run into it.

If the email is from "John Smith via list-name <list-name <at>> and if the device owner has
*not* created a Contact for list-name <at> on their device, then they'll see at least the
left hand part of "John Smith via list-name" as the sender in the mail list and also in the From: header when
they open the email.

But if they *have* created a Contact for the list address, they'll only see the name they entered for it in
both the mail list and in open emails.

The result is conflicting reports from iOS users about whether iPhones/iPad can display who sent a list
email or not.

Experimenting with this, I tried altering the list address in the Contacts by adding an x on the end of it so
that the Mail app wouldn't find it. Surprisingly that only made the app display "John Smith via list-name"
in open emails. It continued to display the Contact name of the list in the mail list.

It wasn't until I added an x in front of the address that it also displayed the sender's display name in the
mail list.

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Will Yardley | 18 Aug 19:58 2014

Re: Redacted Email Address in Feedback Loop

On Sun, Aug 17, 2014 at 04:55:52PM -0700, Peter Knowles wrote:

> What is the best way to deal with feedback loop messages where the provider
> has redacted the email address of the party who filed the complaint?

I haven't looked at a FBL message for a while, but most of the ones I've
seen didn't munge all the queue IDs in the past, so even without
personalization, you should be able to tell from the logs, at least if
you set the SMTP concurrency low enough.

I think munging the headers is a sensible practice, as it makes it
a little harder to listwash; the main idea of the FBL as I understand it
is to give you an idea when there's some kind of gross abuse, not that
you are required to unsubscribe anyone who complains about your mail.


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