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How do I disable mailman?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by hostultra, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. hostultra

    hostultra Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2002
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    I got this email thismorning

    This email was sent to root@
    I did not do anything to cause this.

    Im guessing this has something to do with the cpanel update last night.

    'ps aux' shows this running a few times with owner mailman
    qrunner /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/qrunner

    How do i disable/uninstall this thing?
    I do not allow customers to use mailman or send mailing lists from our server.
    This is only wasting my server resources and I cannot find any way to get rid of it.

    chmod 0 /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman
    seemed to work but then this process (something like mailmanctl) started taking up 90% cpu and would restart if i killed it.

    Please help me get rid of this program.
    I dont use it and dont need it running wasting resources. Support Ticket Number:
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  2. Creazioni

    Creazioni Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2003
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    ME TOO:)

    service mailman stop ...not:) Support Ticket Number:
  3. Doctor

    Doctor Well-Known Member

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Same here... I got it too as soon as I update to the latest CPanel version 7.2.1-R45. Support Ticket Number:
  4. Website Rob

    Website Rob Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2002
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    Alberta, Canada
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    Root Administrator
    When doing an upgrade, to 7.2.x from earlier versions, MailMan is upgraded to 2.1.2. An account for the Server (and eMail to that effect) is automatically generated. Not sure why, but it does. As to shutting it down, it would be best to look for the process ID by using:

    ps -xla

    You need to know the Parent ID, not the Child -- which is what you find using: ps aux ;)

    Parent ID is in the 4th column from the left and you notice multiple processes running. Child ID is in the 3rd column and will be different for each one. Parent column will show the same ID for all -- the is the one to kill: kill -9 process#

    Other than the next upgrade, Server reboot, or restart of WHM/Cpanel, perhaps even an Exim restart, it should stay dead.

    More information can found using:

    # vi /usr/local/cpanel/src/3rdparty/gpl/mailman-2.1.2/README Support Ticket Number:
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