[Mailman-Users] Re: mail not being sent/received

jpsota at gmail.com jpsota at gmail.com
Fri Feb 18 00:28:31 CET 2005

Okay, here's some more potentially useful info. I sent a message to
one of the user accounts and here's what I got back:

Technical details of temporary failure:
TEMP_FAILURE: Could not initiate SMTP conversation with any hosts:
[hostname.dyndns.org (1): Connection refused]

I think this echoes what I said about incoming mail not even reaching
the server.



On Thu, 17 Feb 2005 18:22:09 -0500, jpsota at gmail.com <jpsota at gmail.com> wrote:
> > >  However, when I look at /var/log/mailog after after sending mail to
> > >  the list, I don't see anything at all added to the log. That is, it
> > >  seems like the mail isn't even ever getting to the smtp server.  I
> > >  also sent mail to a user on the server system directly, and nothing
> > >  showed up in the maillog.
> >
> >         Then it sounds like there's a disconnect between Mailman and your MTA.
> Isn't /var/log/maillog an smtp-level log? I'm under the impression
> that it has nothing to do with mailman in particular. I'm mentioning
> this because as I said in a previous message, it seems like mail isn't
> even reaching the system because when I send mail directly to a user
> account on that system, there is no record of such a message in
> /var/log/maillog. Likewise, there's no record of anything when I send
> to a mailman list.
> >         Check the logs in /usr/local/mailman/logs/smtp and
> > /usr/local/mailman/logs/smtp-failure, and compare those against the
> > MTA logs.
> My smtp logs only contain outgoing messages sent by crond -- nothing
> incoming. I don't have a smtp-failure log. Is the maillog the MTA log?
> If not, where is the MTA log?
> > >  I have port 25 forwarded to my server -- is this all I have to do?
> >
> >         I'm not sure what you mean by "I have port 25 forwarded to my server".
> My server is behind a router and SMTP's default port is 25. Therefore,
> I've forwarded incoming requests on port 25 to the server. However,
> there may be something else I need to do to get incoming mail to be
> recognized.
> >         You may need to enable increased debugging on your MTA to see
> > what is going on.  If your MTA is not local, then you may need to use
> > network sniffing software to watch all SMTP transactions, so that you
> > can see what is going on.
> My MTA is a local sendmail install. How do I increase debugging support?
> Note that the only way I can get an incoming mail entry to show up in
> maillog is if I send mail locally on the system from, say, root to
> foo, where foo is a non-root user on the same system. Otherwise, I see
> nothing at all.
> So, unless I'm missing something, it looks like my problem is
> independent of mailman.
> Does anyone have suggestions?
> Thanks,
> jim

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