[Mailman-Users] Subscription Confirmation Emails Failing

Aaron Crosman ACrosman at afsc.org
Wed Oct 13 18:16:06 CEST 2004

I am having trouble with the subscription confirmation emails.  If I
used the link in the email everything is fine, but email reply process
fails. I'm running Mailman 2.1.4 with exim  (4.30-25.2) and a SuSE 9.1

When a user replies to the email they are sent the message I included at
the end of this email.

I looked in the exim logs to see if I could sort out where the process
was failing and I found this:  

2004-10-13 11:55:06 1CHlT0-0000e7-IO <= ahc1979 at hotmail.com
H=bay13-f31.bay13.hotmail.com (hotmail.com) [] P=esmtp S=2263
id=BAY13-F31sSmz6UuEhj000467ab at hotmail.com
2004-10-13 11:55:06 1CHlT0-0000e7-IO ** mailman-itd at list.afsc.org
<mailman-itd-confirm+68cabddc145e5ef92bdeae593afa268a313e562a at list.afsc.
org> R=mailman_router T=mailman_transport: Child process of
mailman_transport transport returned 6 from command:
2004-10-13 11:55:06 1CHlT0-0000hE-Qt <= <> R=1CHlT0-0000e7-IO U=mail
P=local S=3176
2004-10-13 11:55:06 1CHlT0-0000e7-IO Completed
2004-10-13 11:55:07 1CHlT0-0000hE-Qt => ahc1979 at hotmail.com R=dnslookup
T=remote_smtp H=mx1.hotmail.com []

I tested exim directly and found that it was sending the message to the
mailman_router that I setup.  The second entry and a search of this
list's archives made me wonder if there was a permissions issue, so I
checked and mail was not in the mailman group.  I added mail to the
mailman group, and mailman to the mail group (just in case).  I
restarted both processes and I got the same result.  Can anyone point me
toward help here?  The path to the command is right, but something is
clearly wrong.


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