[Mailman-Users] Post by non-member to a members-only list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Sep 9 16:29:06 CEST 2004

Michael Goodman wrote:

>I keep getting bounced messages with the error "Post by non-member to a
>members-only list".  The user is not a member of the list but is added
>under "List of non-member addresses whose postings should be
>automatically accepted ".  I'm using Mailman 2.1.5 and Exim 4.34 on
>RedHat Enterprise Linux 3.0.  Any ideas?  How to I troubleshoot this? 
>I've looked through the logs and haven't found anything.  Thanks. 

Is the users address EXACTLY the same as the address in the accept
filter? Note that user at mail.example.com is not the same as
user at example.com.

Are you validating on envelope sender (USE_ENVELOPE_SENDER = Yes in
mm_cfg.py)? If so, is this users envelope sender EXACTLY the same as
the address in the accept filter?

If necessary, have the user send you a message in exactly the same way
as (s)he sends to the list and view the message source. Some MTAs will
create a Return-Path: header with the envelope sender address.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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