[Mailman-Users] mailman not working

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Thu Feb 5 11:16:20 CET 2004

On 5 Feb 2004, at 08:46, Li, LC wrote:

> Hi Richard,
> I just installed Mailman today from RedHat.

Do you mean you installed from RPM, if so the MM version is likely to 
be in the RPM name.

> I think it's the latest.

Rarely, if ever, is the latest stable version of MM available as an RH 
RPM, it usually seems to be on release behind. If all else fails, check 
the footers on the Mailman web interface, I think most of them 
stipulate the MM version being run.

> For MTA,  I use exim.

What version?

> I added the aliase generated by running newlist into /etc/aliases file 
> and run newaliases after adding that.

That is what I would have done but ...

> (is the a different file to add aliases to for exim?)

I'm a sendmail user so you may need more advice from an Exim (and 
possibly a RH) guru on the list.

> Thank you for reply.
> Long
> Richard Barrett <r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk>wrote:
> 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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