[Mailman-Users] Why won't Mailman send mail?

Mark Haney mhaney at polk.k12.nc.us
Tue Jul 22 19:07:57 CEST 2003

Okay, I followed the FAQ on why mailman won't send email to users.  The
big thing I noticed is that in /etc/passwd, the mailman account has a
default shell of /bin/false, is that supposed to be?  Also, there's no
home folder for the mailman user, so I can't check on the cron jobs.
Should I assume that, with no cron jobs running, no mail is going out?  

Aside from that here's a copy of /var/mail/maillog concerning my recent
attempt to send an email to the list, is this any help with figuring out
why I can't get list mail sent?

Jul 22 11:13:31 pcweb sendmail[30892]: h6MFDUrW030892:
from=<m_haney at hotmail.com>, size=822, class=0, nrcpts=1,
msgid=<BAY9-F62jLQZwbVcxjX00009b5f at hotmail.com>, proto=ESMTP,
daemon=MTA, relay=bay9-f62.bay9.hotmail.com []
Jul 22 11:13:32 pcweb sendmail[30893]: h6MFDUrW030892:
to="|/var/mailman/mail/mailman post weather",
ctladdr=<weather at pcweb.polk.k12.nc.us> (8/0), delay=00:00:01,
xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=prog, pri=31032, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
Jul 22 11:13:34 pcweb sendmail[30895]: h6MFDYrW030895:
from=<weather-bounces at pcweb.polk.k12.nc.us>, size=1863, class=-30,
nrcpts=1, msgid=<BAY9-F62jLQZwbVcxjX00009b5f at hotmail.com>, proto=ESMTP,
daemon=MTA, relay=localhost.localdomain []

Jesus is coming - look busy!

Mark Haney
Polk County Schools IT Staff/Technical Guru

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