[Mailman-Users] Re: I fell so stupid! Can you please help me?

Vizi Szilard vizisz at freemail.hu
Fri Jun 29 09:28:08 CEST 2001


IDoDC at aol.com wrote:
> Hi everyone,  I just set up a mailing list, subscribed myself to be on 
> regular mail, got the welcome message... then sent several  tests to the list 
This means that the Mailman is working correctly with the given MTA.
That is good.

> to see if it was operating correctly...  the test messages have never shown 
> up in my mailbox or in my archives or in my owner box..  I have written my 
> server and they have not responded...
This could not be easily solve, we need more information form the log files.
Take a look at and search any unusual in the following files:
 /var/log/mail/info or error /var/log/syslog  or /home/mailman/logs/error

But maybe the following will help you:
Maybe you sent that message to a wrong address, maybe you just misstyped
a letter. But in this case the mail bounced with an error message saying
"user unknown". But in a very rare case the user could be a real one.

Second chance:
Maybe your message is waiting for admin approval. This can 
happen if you giving the address of the list in the BCC field, and not
in the TO, or CC field. Or your message maybe contains administration

But in this case you should also get a notifying message, saying that
your message is waiting for the admin's decision.

Maybe the administrator made some restricion, eg. only members can post,
and in the bounce options automatic error handling is disabled and/or
action during bounce errors is disabled without any notification message.

In this case you won't get any message, nor normal, nor error. But I
think you are the admin of that list, and you did not change settings
like this. 

So I said finally, maybe there is a typo in your aliases file.
The request address is correct, but there is something wrong with
the line of the list address. A typo could be like this:

testing:         "|/home/mailman2/mail/wrapper post testing
                                                           ^ (" is missing)
testing-admin:   "|/home/mailman2/mail/wrapper mailowner testing"
testing-request: "|/home/mailman2/mail/wrapper mailcmd testing"

In this case the request and admin address is working perfectly, but
the list address is not.
> What am I doing wrong??  I am used to a majordomo system, not a web system
Do not give up try to locate any suspicous messages in the log files.

Szilard Vizi
mailto:vizisz at freemail.hu             UIN:10676592

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