Topic: Mailinglists - users sometimes can't be set as owner and/or moderator
==== REQUIRED BASIC INFO OF YOUR IREDMAIL SERVER ====
- iRedMail version (check /etc/iredmail-release): 4.0
- Deployed with iRedMail Easy or the downloadable installer? INSTALLER
- Linux/BSD distribution name and version: UBUNTU 16.04 LTS
- Store mail accounts in which backend (LDAP/MySQL/PGSQL): LDAP
- Web server (Apache or Nginx): APACHE 2.4.39
- Manage mail accounts with iRedAdmin-Pro? YES
- [IMPORTANT] Related original log or error message is required if you're experiencing an issue.
- mlmmj-Version: 188.8.131.52
my problem with the mlmmj mailing list manager in iRedMail is as follows: "I can't set specific users as owner and/or moderator for a specific mailing list."
It doesn't matter if the user is a user of the domain under which the mailing list will send mails or not. It appears to me to be completely random which emailaddress can be set as owner/moderator for a mailinglist. I also tried completely fake emailaddresses with completely random domainnames and it worked too.
I did so, cause my first thought was:"Maybe it is a problem that the name I tried to add as a moderator was only an Alias."
I have to add, that we only play the role of a relay-server for that domain, therefore I didn't created local mailaccounts.
After klicking the save -Button, the site reloads, but the textarea for Owner/Moderator doesn't contain the newly added name. I confirmed that on a file-level on the server too (mlmmj/MAILDOMAIN/MAILLIST/control/(owner|moderator)). The owner/moderator entry in the textfile under the mjlmm-Folder for the specific mailinglist also doesn't contain the name I tried to add.
But it works the other way round. When I manually add an email-address into the textfile, it shows up in GUI of the Mailinglistmanager of iRedmail. Uunfortunately that isn't persistent. After I klick the save button again, the entry is removed from the GUI and from the file on the server.
I tried to work around that problem with the API, but I got the same result.
It only depends on the email-address I try to add as owner/manager, but I didn't find a pattern so far for those email-addresses.
There isn't any error-message after not-saving an emailaddress as an owner/moderator; it just doesn't appear on the textarea after klicking "save changes", nor is it written in the textfile on the server.
The Logfiles aren't that helpful with that problem. The iRedmail-log (syslog on our server) don't show the name I try to add as an owner/moderator if it fails. It just lists what has changed after klicking "save changes".
The output for a successful save of a new owner/moderator shows the name I added as owner/moderator.
Right now I added the names for owner and moderator manually in the textfile, but I don't think this is how it's intended.
Since it works this way, I assume it's a problem with the API for iRedmail, but I have no idea why it sometimes ignores certain email-addresses.