[Mailman-Users] Problems writing to my mailman list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Apr 16 02:14:40 CEST 2005

Meike Reichle wrote:
>Now for why I was testing my mailman list: I've got a whole lot of
>mailing lists, which all work perfectly fine. The only one that doesn't
>work is the mailman list which I created first when setting up mailman.
>The Error message I get is:
>Group mismatch error.  Mailman expected the mail
>wrapper script to be executed as group "mailman", but
>the system's mail server executed the mail script as
>group "daemon".  Try tweaking the mail server to run the
>script as group "mailman", or re-run configure,
>providing the command line option `--with-mail-gid=daemon'.
>What confuses me is that this error only occurs when sending mail to the
>mailman list, all others work out allright. Is there anything special
>about the mailman list that could trigger that error?

It seems to me that the aliases (at least the post alias) must pipe to
a different mail/mailman wrapper than the aliases for the other lists
that work. Either that or somhow the MTA is configured in such a way
that it runs in a different group when piping to that one list.

Check the aliases and the MTA configuration.

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