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Root Mailman password?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by sneader, May 28, 2005.

  1. sneader

    sneader Well-Known Member

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    For an example, my mail server name is www3.hosting.com. Somehow a user has attempted to subscribe to a list that I didn't even know existed, called "mailman@www3.hosting.com". Mailman e-mails me daily asking me to tend to this request, and I have no idea what the administrative password is for this list. I've tried my root password, as well as some of my older root passwords, and nothing seems to work. Here's a copy of the e-mail I keep receiving (edited to protect privacy):

    Delivery-date: Thu, 26 May 2005 08:00:18 -0500
    Subject: 1 Mailman moderator request(s) waiting
    From: Mailman-bounces@www3.hosting.com
    To: Mailman-owner@www3.hosting.com
    Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 08:00:01 -0500


    The Mailman@www3.hosting.com mailing list has 1 request(s) waiting for
    your consideration at:


    http://www3.hosting.com/mailman/admindb/mailman

    Please attend to this at your earliest convenience. This notice of
    pending requests, if any, will be sent out daily.


    Pending subscriptions:
    dumb@user.com (Dumb User) Mon May 23 05:44:36 2005


    Any ideas?

    - Scott
     
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    sneader Well-Known Member

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    Any ideas out there?
     
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    sneader Well-Known Member

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    Still stumped on this one -- any pointers would be appreciated.

    - Scott
     
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    Sorry to revive an old thread, but this is what I did to solve the problem, hope it helps other people (thanks to chirpy for pointing us in the right direction :) ):

    - I have several mailman installations on my server, the one that worked for me was the one installed in /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin

    - I changed the password for the mailman list by using the following command (run it while on the directory shown above):

    ./change_pw -l mailman -p 'new password goes here'

    - From that point on, I could moderate the list by using the web interface and using the password I set.

    Hopefully it helps someone, those emails are really annoying!
     
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    Just for future reference for anyone looking for answers:

    1) To reset a mailman list administrator password, there is now a whm function:

    "Reset a Mailman Password"

    2) To reset the mailman site password (used to create new lists):

    -- login to root
    -- /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/bin/mmsitepass [to reset the site passwd]
     
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