[Mailman-Users] User unknown new error

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Jul 24 16:33:29 CEST 2005

John Fleming wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "John Fleming" <john at wa9als.com>
>To: <mailman-users at python.org>
>Sent: Saturday, July 23, 2005 4:19 PM
>Subject: [Mailman-Users] User unknown new error
>> This list used to work, and now it has a problem that I have found some
>> threads about, but I still can't fix it - Not to mention, I don't know why
>> it used to work and now it doesn't!  Here's the msg received back after
>> trying to post to the list:
>> The original message was received at Sat, 23 Jul 2005 17:09:59 -0400
>> from vsat-148-64-5-87.c050.t7.mrt.starband.net []
>>   ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>> <orapormestre at impactoveneto.org>
>>    (reason: 550 <orapormestre at impactoveneto.org>: Recipient address
>> rejected: User unknown in local recipient table)
>>   ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>> ... while talking to wa9als.com.:
>>>>> DATA
>> <<< 550 <orapormestre at impactoveneto.org>: Recipient address rejected: User
>> unknown in local recipient table
>> 550 5.1.1 <orapormestre at impactoveneto.org>... User unknown
>> <<< 554 Error: no valid recipients
>> Is this an alias issue, and if so, how to fix?  Or permissions?  And 
>> why/how
>> could it change without my input???  Many thanks!  - John
>More info - List was quiet yeterday, and I took the newbie approach and 
>simply recreated the list and now that list is OK.  BUT, now another list, 
>that was working yesterday, has developed the same problem, yet others are 
>still fine!  How could this problem crop up in an unpredictable way?  And 
>how to fix?

This is almost certainly an MTA alias problem. Since you don't mention
specifically updating aliases, I'm guessing your MTA is Postfix and
that somehow your $prefix/data/aliases has gotten out of synch with
your lists or something like that.

See http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html

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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