/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/python -S /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/cron/mailpasswds

kers7754

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2 questions

1. What does this do? Something called mailpasswds is kind of scary...
/usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/bin/python -S /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/cron/mailpasswds

2. Why is it failing with this error?
Site list is missing: mailman
 

cPanelMichael

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Hello :)

That's a Mailman script, as opposed to any custom cPanel script/integration. Here is it's description:

Send password reminders for all lists to all users.

This program scans all mailing lists and collects users and their passwords,
grouped by the list's host_name if mm_cfg.VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW is true. Then
one email message is sent to each unique user (per-virtual host) containing
the list passwords and options url for the user. The password reminder comes
from the mm_cfg.MAILMAN_SITE_LIST, which must exist.
Do you have any active mailing lists when running that command?

Thank you.
 

kers7754

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This is a new CloudLinux WHM virtual server running with a WHMCS store, so I don't think I have any mailing lists (at least none that I set up).

I didn't set this up in the cron tab, so it must have been set up by something else?

Is this dangerous?
 

cPanelMichael

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It's a standard cron job by default. You will see it on new installations in the cron file for the mailman user:

/var/spool/cron/mailman

The reason for the warning message is because you have no mailing lists setup.

Thank you.