[Mailman-Users] mailman not working

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu Feb 5 09:26:24 CET 2004

On 5 Feb 2004, at 07:41, Li, LC wrote:

> I installed mailman

What version of Mailman? Which MTA are you running?

> into redhat linux 9 using up2date and follwed all final installation 
> instructions including restart apache, create site password, set 
> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST and DEFAULT_URL_HOST, create lists, start mailman 
> daemon, add cron job...

But you may have missed adding the mail aliases for the lists to the 
MTA's alias files/database so that the MTA knows what to do with the 
incoming messages.

>  I can load every page from a browser, can create list, subscribe...
> However, when I post to the the post address mylist at domain.com, it got 
> bounced back because of unknown user "mylist". If I turn on my site's 
> email catch feature I can get the email sent to mylist as regular 
> email (forwarded to my mail email account), suggesting the mailman is 
> not listening for incoming post.

Mailman is probably "listening" but your MTA is not delivering, 
probably because it doesn't know the mail aliases for the lists you 
have created.

> I restart mailman which make no difference.
> Any advice? Thank you.
> Long 

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