[Mailman-Users] mailman does not send E-mails

Thorsten Brabetz T.Brabetz at ecit.qub.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 17:28:49 CET 2004

Hello Jon, 

Thank you for your reply!

On Thursday 26 February 2004 15:42, you wrote:
> What in particular are your settings in
> ~mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py (or Defaults.py) for the
> "Delivery Defaults":
>   MTA = 'Manual'
>   SMTPHOST = 'localhost'
>   SMTPPORT = 0               # default from smtplib
>   SENDMAIL_CMD = '/usr/lib/sendmail'

I finally found it, and while the problem was not in the 
above section of Defaults.py, your mail made me read that 
file one more time top to bottom, and it finally dawned on 
me what the problem was: 

SMTPHOST was set to 'localhost', but localhost was not 
defined in /etc/hosts (don't ask me why, I did not setup 
this system, I am just responsible for it now; I have to 
admit that the idea that it might not be defined never even 
crossed my mind prior to your mail...); hence, the smtp 
error. Have now added 	localhost

entry to /etc/hosts, now Mailman seems to be working 

Thanks again!

Best wishes

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