[Mailman-Users] Mail to list returned

Homeport homeport at usnaweb.org
Wed Feb 6 18:04:40 CET 2002

I found my own answer in the documentation: 

"Create a test list
Create a list named test. To do so, run the program $prefix/bin/newlist. 
You will be prompted for the name of the list, as well as the email 
address of the person running the list. Put your own email address as the 
list administrator's address. 
Running newlist will generate a list of aliases that must be added to the 
system. If you are running Sendmail, you may add the lines output directly 
to the file /etc/aliases. You may need to run the command newaliases (all 
as root). Now the mailing address for your list as well as its 
administrative addresses will be set up. If you are not running Sendmail, 
consult your MTA's documentation for information on adding aliases."

The list of aliases that is created is only displayed to the screen. How 
hard would it be to have the newlist command place a file with the alias 
information in the directory created under /var/mailman/lists?

Just a thought.



Ray Trygstad
Editor, http://homeport.usnaweb.org/

On Tue, 5 Feb 2002, Homeport wrote:

> My mailman installation seems to be working fine but when I send mail to 
> the list I get this response:
> usna-alumni at usnaweb.org; Action: Failed; Status: 5.1.1 (bad destination mailbox address)
>     Remote MTA usnaweb.org: SMTP diagnostic: 550 5.1.1 
> <usna-alumni at usnaweb.org>... User unknown
> Do I have to establish an explicit user for each mailing list?
> If so, how do I pipe mail to Mailman?
> If not, what am I doing wrong?
> Thanks, 
> --Ray
> Ray Trygstad
> Editor, http://homeport.usnaweb.org/
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