[Mailman-Users] 7th Circle of Burning, Hot, Fire Filled HELL!

Rabinowitz, Ari (Exchange) AriMR at bear.com
Thu Dec 9 15:31:07 CET 2004


There are a few things you need to understand about postfix and its
interaction with Mailman.  The first is that postfix will not allow a
script to be run from the virtual file, only from the aliases file which
is looked at by the "local" delivery agent.  Another thing to remember
is that plain ID's on the right hand side of the virtual map get
@$myorigin appended.  In your case $myorigin=$mydomain which is
beathustler.com, so the addresses in the virtual-mailman file get mapped
back to beathustler.com, which is why they are going to the catch-all
address.  You need to add @localhost the way you did for your virtual
file.  Then you need to add the lists to your aliases file, mapping them
to the mailman scripts using the pipe (|) syntax you were wondering
about in an earlier message.

I hope this helps get you on the right track.  Don't forget to "postmap"
the virtual files and "postalias" the aliases file.

Ari Rabinowitz


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-bounces at python.org 
> [mailto:mailman-users-bounces at python.org] On Behalf Of Evan Miller
> Sent: Thursday, December 09, 2004 4:15 AM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] 7th Circle of Burning, Hot, Fire Filled HELL!
> Someone in this world please please tell me how to get Postfix, 
> mailman, and virtual alias maps to all work together PLEASE.  This is 
> not a Postfix issue.  Postfix works fine.  This is an integrating of 
> Mailman issue.
> Here are my files.  I'm going to sleep now.  I've been at this for 12 
> hours not counting the six days I spent getting Postfix to work.  If 
> any of you have any mercy in your souls you will help me 
> figure out why 
> /etc/postfix/virtual will not release its iron-clad grip on 
> my incoming 
> mail and allow ~mailman/data/aliases to do its job and route my 
> postings to their lists.  The lists themselves are fine.
> I have integrated all of the advice that you all have given me today 
> much of which is not in the instructions and I have followed 
> the ReadMe 
> as well.
> http://www.beathustler.com/main.cf
> http://www.beathustler.com/virtual
> http://www.beathustler.com/mm_cfg.py
> http://www.beathustler.com/aliases
> http://www.beathustler.com/virtual-mailman
> I don't know what made me think this would be easy but I'm in 
> too deep 
> to turn back now.
> Please help.
> Thank you very much.
> -Evan
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