Mailman Infrastructure SOP
Fedora Infrastructure Team
#fedora-admin, sysadmin-main, sysadmin-tools, sysadmin-hosted
mailman01, mailman02, mailman01.stg
Provides mailing list services.
Mailing list services for Fedora projects are located on the mailman01.iad2.fedoraproject.org server.
Removing content from archives
It’s not easy to remove content from the archives and it’s generally useless as well because the archives are often mirrored by third parties as well as being in the INBOXs of all of the people on the mailing list at that time. Here’s an example message to send to someone who requests removal of archived content:
Greetings, We're sorry to say that we don't remove content from the mailing list archives. Doing so is a non-trivial amount of work and usually doesn't achieve anything because the content has already been disseminated to a wide audience that we do not control. The emails have gone out to all of the subscribers of the mailing list at that time and also (for a great many of our lists) been copied by third parties (for instance: http://markmail.org and http://gmane.org). Sorry we cannot help further, Mailing lists and their owners
Are you in need of checking who owns a certain mailing list without having to search around on list’s frontpages?
Mailman has a nice tool that will help us list members by type.
Get a full list of all the mailing lists hosted on the server:
sudo -u mailman mailman3 lists
Get the list of regular members for firstname.lastname@example.org:
sudo -u mailman mailman3 members email@example.com
Get the list of owners for firstname.lastname@example.org:
sudo -u mailman mailman3 members -R owner email@example.com
Get the list of moderators for firstname.lastname@example.org:
sudo -u mailman mailman3 members -R moderator email@example.com
Troubleshooting and Resolution
Specific users are marked as 'site admins' in the database.
Please file a issue if you feel you need to have this access.
How to delete a mailing list
Delete a list, but keep the archives:
sudo -u mailman mailman3 remove <listname>
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