[Mailman-Users] Mailman not sending out mail

Marc MERLIN marc_news at vasoftware.com
Fri Dec 28 15:04:28 CET 2001

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 10:42:55AM -0800, Michelle Brownsworth wrote:
> >Yes, actually, I had a very similar problem to this on my system, that all
> >the configuring of sendmail short of making it an open relay could not fix.
> >I eventually switched to postfix and I havent had a single problem since.
> >
> >    -Richard Idalski
> Okay, given that a slew of messages are undeliverable due to domain 
> resolution problems, which Mailman nevertheless keeps trying to 
> deliver, apparently clogging things up, how do I clear them out? 
> Delete all files from the qfiles directory again?  Also, I don't 
> believe Mailman processed the entire list, since my address was in 
> the list and I haven't received the post yet.

Your problem is sendmail, not mailman. Mailman gave batches of addresses to
sendmail, sendmail is chocking on them.

Like others, I have solved the problem by not using sendmail anymore (exim
in my case)

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