[Mailman-Users] don't delivery messages

Ian A B Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Sat Aug 7 18:00:19 CEST 2004

--On Friday, August 6, 2004 1:31 pm -0500 David Elias Sanchez Vasquez 
<dsanchez at pucp.edu.pe> wrote:

> Hello Folks
> I have a mailing list from about 2000 suscribers, I use it as a
> newsletter. I contracted a new host cause the one before could not send
> mails to many destinataries at the same time. I did send  a message to
> the list on Monday and it did delivery fine. I tried to do the same
> yesterday and I did not. I have 4 hotmail e-mails, one from yahoo and
> another one from another domaine and I did not get the message I did
> sent.

Hmmm... you are sure they are all subscribed to the list? You have waited - 
sometimes it can take hours or days to get mail to a hotmail or yahoo 
address. I just saw one email delayed 2 hours by yahoo because the list 
(not my list) it came from had many bad yahoo addresses on it. They delay 
mail from addresses that try to deliver to invalid addresses.

Fortunately, mailman will purge your list of bad addresses eventually.

> I also did not get back the mail I did send (as is usual in any
> mailing list).

That is a subscriber option. You can choose whether you get copies of 
emails that you have posted to the list.

> However, 3 persons wrote me back to tell me they have got
> the message. These persons have not free-mail account. I don't know
> what's going wrong there? Is there a problem from mailman? or from my
> provider?

Check that your addresses really are subscribed to the list. Check the user 
option to receive copies of your own postings.

This is not likely to be a problem with mailman. It could be that your 
provider is blacklisted by anti-spam mechanisms.
Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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