[Mailman-Users] mail transfer agent : PROBLEM

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Jan 28 17:31:13 CET 2003

I've done this before and its very tricky to get it right.

The first step for you is to make sure that you can send and receive
mail - no matter how round-about your mail has to travel to end up on
your server. Sending mail out is not problem, its getting it back in
that can be tough.

I setup Postfix to send out my mail as though I were the ISP, so that
the email was from the proper domain and responses to the email
eventually ended up on my server.
Then I setup Mailman to send out using that domain as its default.

If you think that your mail is making it to the server, then look at the
Maillog and make sure that it came back in.
If that part worked, then look in the mailman logs and see if the
message was handed off to Mailman and if it then sent the message.

Basically look at your logs and figure out what is going on.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Tue, 2003-01-28 at 14:39, Chris [ www.LiFEFORCE.de ] wrote:
> hi !
> i am using suse 8.1 . mta-configuration:
> outgoing mail server = smtp from my provider (post.strato.de)
> accept remote smtp: NO (OFF)
> if i subscribe to a list, i get a mail to cofirm my subscription. if i
> answer to this mail or write a mail to the mailinglist nothing happens... (i
> got a timeout mail after 4 days)
> i am trying to configure mailman since about two weeks. nothing works...
> is there anyone who can help me?
> (germany, 26842)
> i ran newlist for a new list then
> i edited  /etc/aliases.d/mailman
> after that i ran 'postalias mailman' .
> i think there is a problem with the masquerading. but i don't realy know.
> which configurationfiles are needed to help me?
> /var/log/mail
> Jan 28 15:29:23 lifeforce postfix/postfix-script: starting the Postfix mail
> system
> Jan 28 15:29:24 lifeforce postfix/master[11829]: daemon started
> Jan 28 15:33:21 lifeforce postfix/smtpd[11881]: connect from
> localhost[]
> Jan 28 15:33:21 lifeforce postfix/smtpd[11881]: 2C8C0B276:
> client=localhost[]
> Jan 28 15:33:21 lifeforce postfix/cleanup[11882]: 2C8C0B276:
> message-id=<002301c2c6da$005c14c0$025ca8c0 at lf>
> Jan 28 15:33:22 lifeforce postfix/qmgr[11836]: 2C8C0B276:
> from=<chris at lifeforce.de>, size=151827, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
> Jan 28 15:33:37 lifeforce postfix/smtp[11884]: 2C8C0B276:
> to=<support at localhost.lifeforce.dyndns.org>,relay=post.strato.de
> Jan 28 15:33:54 lifeforce postfix/smtpd[11881]: disconnect from
> localhost[]
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