[Mailman-Users] Problems trying to make mailman work

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Oct 2 16:11:51 CEST 2002

First place to check is the log files for Mailman: ~mailman/logs/..
Then run through your MTA's log files.

If you don't find any errors logged or bounced/refused messages then you
need to look at your firewall rules and the setup of your MTA.

Are you installing this on a Linux box?  What Distribution?  Red Hat
adds some interesting security "features" to Sendmail that need to be
circumvented for Mailman to work properly.

Good Luck!

On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 09:47, Mariano Liceaga wrote:
> I downloaded the last version from the list.org site,
> installed it with no problem, configured the cron job
> and created a test list. The notification to the owner
> of the list was correctly sent. 
> The problem is when I try to suscribe or ask for help
> to the list (sending a mail to test-request at myhost
> with the subjects 'subscribe' or 'help') never receive
> a confirmation message or any answer at all. The
> mailman queue directory is empty, so I guess that
> mailman is not receiving the mails.
> Mailman is configured in  SMTPDirect mode (the default
> mode).The host in which is running has a web server,
> firewall and a basic sendmail config where everything
> that comes from the inner network is relayed to our
> ISP smtp server.
> Can somebody explain me how the SMTPDirect mode works?
> It´s only for the outgoing mail? What can be my
> problem?? Please give me stuff to try, I've spended
> more than 2 days and still nothing, even worse, no
> more ideas. 
> Somebody help me please!! 
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