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Mailman problems


After migrating the domain from one server to another server you might receive following error for the mailman lit:

“There currently are no publicly-advertised Mailman mailing lists
on XX.XX.XX.XX.To visit the administrators configuration page for
an unadvertised list, open a URL similar to this one, but with a ‘/’
and the right list name appended. If you have the proper authority,
you can also create a new mailing list.”

Use the following simple fix for this:

1) Navigate to the folder /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin

root@server # cd /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin

Following command will check the permissions for the mailing lists

root@server [/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin]# ./check_perms 

It will display something as follows:

directory permissions must be 02775: /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/archives/private/XX_domain.com/attachments/20101005/59ebfce0
Problems found: 1499
XX_domain.com : mailing list name

Either manually you can assign the permission as 02775 for the respective contents or simply fire following command to fix the errors:

root@server [/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin]# ./check_perms -f

This should now fix all the permissions. The mailing lists will again be functional on the new server.

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One response

  1. good idea im gonna try it

    January 3, 2012 at 12:23 am

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