[Mailman-Users] Problem with Postfix + Mailman, "unresolved" aliases...

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Sun Apr 6 23:27:08 CEST 2003

On Thu, 2003-04-03 at 11:17, Emilio Giulio Orsenigo wrote:
> Hi all, i have a problem with my installation of Mailman on Postfix;
> That's the first time i try to install Mailman, so i've read all of the 
> archives and FAQ's before deciding to post on this mailing list :(

Mailman 2.1 I'm guessing, right?

> The (weird) problem is simply this one: my postfix authenticate against a 
> MySQL database, and there are the aliases too. Mailman had his own aliases 
> file, to keep in synchro with postfix. I've configured Mailman (i think it 
> is ok) so when i wrote to [list-name][at][domain] the MTA catch correctly 
> the alias [list-name] in the aliases file. Now comes the trouble: the alias 
> is in this form:
> pippo:             "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post pippo"
> [others follows]
> where "pippo" is the list name.
> So, i don't get mail delivered, and in the postfix logs i read:
> Apr  3 18:53:22 firewall postfix/local[31956]: D27286D464: 
> to=<|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post pippo at ubris.org>, 
> orig_to=<pippo at ubris.org>, relay=local, delay=0, status=bounced (unknown 
> user: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post pippo")
> just like it was searching a user called "|/usr/local/...blabla" !!!

It sounds to me like you haven't correctly set up Postfix's aliases_map
variable as described in the README.POSTFIX file.


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