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Mailman Configuration Page

Discussion in 'Plesk for Linux - 8.x and Older' started by kindian, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. kindian

    kindian Guest

    I've added a new list, no problems.
    Added a new user, no problems.

    THen I've received the mailman confirmation email:

    You need this password to configure your mailing list. You also need it to handle administrative requests, such as approving mail if you choose to run a moderated list.

    You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:


    The web page for users of your mailing list is:


    You can even customize these web pages from the list configuration page.

    The problem is that the given URLs are broken URLs, how do I access those pages. I've added the list. item on the DNS area and everything, but nothing. :confused:
  2. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    If you had to manually add the lists. to the DNS, then something went wrong.

    Either try to delete the original list and re-setup a new list, or uninstall/reinstall the mailman RPM.

    What exact error did you get when browsing to the links?

    Have you checked your access and error logs for any indications?
  3. kindian

    kindian Guest

    sucessfully removed and installed mailman with yum.
    on the domain dns i have:

    lists.xxx.com. A 62.193.228.xxx


    now i've added mailing lists, and havent received the confirmation emails. do i also need to add the lists. to the server dns?
  4. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    You only need to add it to the server DNS template if you want all further domains created to have it in their DNS automatically.

    I have noticed that the notification email can take several minutes to arrive.

    See if you can browse to:


    Notice the last word is mailman, not maillist

    This should bring you to the admin screen for the default list which was created when you set the list admin password in Plesk CP. You should be able to login to this screen. If so, then you could create additional lists (like from the Plesk CP, Domains, Your domain, Mail, tab Mailing Lists).
  5. kindian

    kindian Guest

    not working either.

    here's what I have under the server DNS configuration:

    lists.<domain>. A <ip>

    also under the domain DNS:

    lists.MYDOMAIN.com. CNAME MYDOMAIN.com.

    Then I've added a mailing list with the name MAILING and under the mailing lists tab it shows the green arrow and the right mailing list: mailing@MYDOMAIN.com

    There's a weel icon in the end of that line, that should show up the mailman configuration and it popups a windows with a not available page.

    I've also tryed the:


    and none of these work. mailman is sucessfully installed and it is shown under the services with "no updates available" messages. so it seems that i have the latest version of it.
    Under the server section there's a shadowed mailman configuration button, when I mouse over it it says that the mailing list is already configurated.

    (i'm currently running PLESK 7.5.3 - Fedora Core 2)

    I think I'm in a dead end since I've tryed everything. Is there another free alternative to mailman?

    thanks again for all the help.
  6. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    As I posted before:

    And what exact options did you set for this domain in the Domain Setup? Did you maybe select Use Single folder for both SSL and non-SSL ? (grasping)

    The icon being greyed out is normal once you have setup the original list admin email address and password.
  7. kindian

    kindian Guest

    The log just shows log outs and updates, nothing more.
    The error I get when try to go to those pages is the page is not available. You know the error you get when visit webpages that does not exist ie. http://www.123455sadsa.com/ (sorry but I forgot the error nr, maybe 404)

    here's the domains info:

    Shell access to server with FTP user's credentials: /bin/false
    SSL support Off
    Common SSL/Non-SSL content Off
    FrontPage support Off
    FrontPage over SSL support Off
    Apache ASP support On
    SSI support On
    PHP support On
    CGI support On
    mod_perl support On
    mod_python support On
    ColdFusion support Off
    Custom Error Documents On

    I didnt change much of the option, it's almost as it comes when you first install PLESK
  8. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    1. I am assuming this is on your main domain as you put in your profile (if not then the rest of this does not apply)

    2. If ns1.alojamentos7.com is not your Plesk server, then nothing you change in the local DNS settings for your domain will ever get seen when a DNS request is issued. It appears that your domain's nameservers are actually being served by ns2/ns1.alojamentos7.com

    3. Since ns2/ns1.alojamentos7.com are serving your domain's DNS records, if they do not have a wildcard *.yourdomain.com A record pointing to your IP, then things like 'lists.yourdomain.com' and other subdomains will not be reachable

    4. Correct me if you believe this to be wrong. But according to dnsreport.com that is what appears to be happening.
  9. kindian

    kindian Guest

    no, that's not the website that I'm talking about.
    i'm talking about a whole dedicated server with an IP that is redirected to a WWW domain. Not the one in my profile.
  10. jamesyeeoc

    jamesyeeoc Guest

    Ok, that's what I was figuring. Have you run dnsreport.com on the domain? To verify that all the DNS looks good for that domain?

    Are there other subdomains defined which do work? (other than lists.)
  11. kindian

    kindian Guest

    i've ran dnsreport and just found out the error!
    there was a nameserver listed at the parent nameservers that wasnt responding. i've switch off the dns and then switched on and it's working, kinda restarted.

    thanks for all the help jamesyeeoc, you've been a real teacher around here. i've learned alot with you. i hope i dont have troubles too soon now :cool: