[Mailman-Users] mailman thinks accounts are invalid
Mark T. Valites
valites at geneseo.edu
Thu Oct 11 17:49:14 CEST 2001
Jon, thanks again for your quick response. This did in fact fix the
Time to fix the problem I set this machine up to test for...
Jon Carnes wrote:
>On Thursday 11 October 2001 10:14, Mark T. Valites wrote:
>>I have recently set up solaris 5.8 machine with mailman 2.0 to do some
>>testing for an older mailman system I use here. Today I installed
>>sendmail -8.12.1 as my MTA. I can send mail fine to listname-owner and
>>other aliases, but I am having problems sending mail to the list alias.
>> I have a test list set up with myself as the only member. After I send
>>mail to the list, I get errors in ~mailman/logs/bounce in this format:
>> Oct 11 09:52:01 2001 (4409) LISTNAME: testuser at testdomain - 3 more
>>allowed over 431450 secs,
>This indicates that your mail has bounced and that Mailman is going to
>allow 3 more bounces before diabling sending to this address.
>>Date.... (4409) All recipients refused:553, '5.1.3 <test-admin@>...
>>Hostname required', 'test-admin@')
>>Date.... (4409) smtp for 1 recips, completed in 0.084 seconds
>>And I have to go in through the web admin interface and enable mail back
>>to myself, since it gets checked to nomail.
>>I get no messages by way of syslog for mail, but I still have a feeling
>>the problem is with my MTA and not mailman. 553 is invalid mailbox
>>name. Again, I can hit the mailboxes directly, but not through mailman.
>> Syslog shows messages destined for the list being fed to the pipe
>>specified in /etc/mail/aliases. What causes the above symptom, and any
>>ideas how can I fix it?
>I think this is a symptom of not filing in the field for "host name this
>list prefers" on the General Admin page. But then I never used MM v2.0
>This does sound more like a Mailman integration problem. Apparently
>Sendmail 8.12 is much less tolerant of any misconfiguration than 8.11.
>Good Luck - Jon Carnes
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