[Mailman-Users] MailMan/VirtualHosts/Postfix

Jeff Baldwin jeff_baldwin at unc.edu
Sat Aug 25 00:07:28 CEST 2001

Hello All -

I've been troubleshooting this for two days straight and cant seem to 
figure it out.. any help at all would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get 
MailMan to work w/ postfix and virtual domains.. below is a detailed 
description of what I am running into.   Hope you can help.

System Information

MTA = Postfix
No sites running on machines FQDN all Virtual Hosts
MailMan version 2.0.6

Install Info
First of all I follow the setup instructions and give one of my virtual 
hosts all the necessary privelages to run mailman.. then I

[root at mill96 mailman]# bin/newlist
Enter the name of the list: Tester
Enter the email of the person running the list: jeff_baldwin at unc.edu
Initial tester password:
Entry for aliases file:

## tester mailing list
## created: 24-Aug-2001 baldwinj
tester:                  "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post tester"
tester-admin:            "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner tester"
tester-request:          "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd tester"
tester-owner:            tester-admin

Hit enter to continue with tester owner notification...

**OK, so far soo good.

I get an e-mail at the address listed above.. stating that the list has 
been created at the FQDN of the machine.. NOT the virtual host that I gave 
permissions to this dir.  Thats ok, I just make a couple changes in the 
admin interface to ref. the virtual host.  Users can now go to the "virtual 
host" to the mailman area and subscribe to the list.

When a user subscribes... he gets the "are you sure" message in their 
inbox.. so far so good.. when they reply to this message to confirm.. they 
never get a confirmation.. I looked and seen that their request was pending 
so I added them manuall... is there no way for mailman to automate the 
addition of users?

I went ahead and added the users manually.. but now when they post a 
message to the specified e-mail address listname at virtualhost.org no one 
ever sees the message.. it just goes off never to be seen again.

Here are copies of my Postfix Virtual and Aliases files..


#MailMan Owners
mailman:  jeff_baldwin at unc.edu
mailman-owner:  mailman

## engarde mailing list
## created: 24-Aug-2001 baldwinj
engarde:                 "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper post engarde"
engarde-admin:           "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailowner engarde"
engarde-request:         "|/home/mailman/mail/wrapper mailcmd engarde"
engarde-owner:           engarde-admin


mill92.cep.unc.edu      VIRTUALDOMAIN

engarde at mill92.cep.unc.edu               list-engarde-mill92.cep.unc.edu
engarde-admin at mill92.cep.unc.edu        list-engarde-mill92.cep.unc.edu
engarde-request at mill92.cep.unc.edu       list-engarde-mill92.cep.unc.edu
engarde-owner at mill92.cep.unc.edu         list-engarde-mill92.cep.unc.edu

Any help would be greatly appreciated.. I guess my questions are....

1.  Is there no way to specify a virtual host when creating a list
2.  Is there a way to automate the adding of users.. instead of it being 
"pending" till I do it manuall?

3.  Why can't anyone see the e-mail that is being sent to the list addy?


Jeff Baldwin
Computer Consultant II
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Phone:  (919) 966-0096
Fax:    (919) 966-0042
E-Mail: jeff_baldwin at unc.edu

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