[Mailman-Users] Lists work... updated question

Doug Lipman doug at storydynamics.com
Tue Jul 20 05:14:33 CEST 2004

Dan Phillips was kind enough to answer my first question off-line. 
His advice got me much farther along in installing mailman My problem 
continues, though, but I can't figure out the cause. This may be 
related to the email aliases? I have copied this list of aliases to 
the /etc/aliases file for the list "myw":

myw:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post myw"
myw-admin:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin myw"
myw-bounces:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces myw"
myw-confirm:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm myw"
myw-join:         "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join myw"
myw-leave:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave myw"
myw-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner myw"
myw-request:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request myw"
myw-subscribe:    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe myw"
myw-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe myw"

I saved the file and ran "newaliases".

I also have also had all along, in the 
storydynamics.com.virusertable, this alias at the end of the list of 

@storydynamics.com     storydynamicscom at server.storyleader.com

Could this be taking precedence somehow over the aliases in 
/etc/aliases ? If so, how do I change it? I looked at the mm-handler 
contrib, but was afraid to use it without understanding it more. At 
least I'm smart enough to not try everything. :-)

Here are the symptoms at this point:

	- when I register via the browser interface for a list, I get 
a confirmation email.
	- if I confirm via the link, my user is added to the list, as 
shown via the browser interface
	- if I try to confirm via email reply to 
myw-reply at storydynamics.com, the email passes straight through to the 
storydynamicscom at server.storyleader.com address mentioned above.
	- mail sent to any of the above aliases also passes straight through.

Am I right that the aliases are the problem? If so, any ideas how I fix this?

All the best,
Doug Lipman

>On Jul 18, 2004, at 11:04 AM, Doug Lipman wrote:
>>Additional info, which I'm sure is more to the core of my problem:
>>I was wrong that the lists work. In fact, any message I send - from 
>>any sender, registered or not - to the myw at storydynamics.com 
>>address is sent on to the sender. When I fill out the subscription 
>>form at <http://www.storydynamics.com/mailman/listinfo/myw>, it 
>>appears that I am completing the process. But:
>>	1. no confirmation email comes to the new member or to me as 
>>	2. the subscriber list remains empty, too.
>>	3. no other previously "registered" subscribers get copies of the mail.
>>I guess the archiving problem is just a symptom of whatever is 
>>causing this problem.
>>Any ideas?
>I don't mean to insult your intelligence, and if you've already been 
>through this step, please ignore, but the most common causes of this 
>are outlined in the FAQ at 
>The MOST common cause in a new installation is that you haven't 
>started the mailmanctl daemon.


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