[Mailman-Users] (re-post) smtp failures, please help

Ricardo Kleemann ricardo at americasnet.com
Thu Jun 2 16:53:18 CEST 2005

Thanks again Mark,

You've helped me solve it! :-)

Indeed, it was the localhost in Defaults.py that was causing the problem. I
changed it to 'lists.americasnet.com' and now messages to -owner work...


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net>
To: "Ricardo Kleemann" <ricardo at americasnet.com>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, June 02, 2005 7:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] (re-post) smtp failures, please help

> Ricardo Kleemann wrote:
> >
> >This helped me to figure it out...! The envelope sender is set to
> >mailman-bounces at localhost, and it seems courier doesn't like that. I
> >verified that by telnetting into my mail server and got the same 517
> >error when I sent:
> >
> >mail from: mailman-bounces at localhost
> >
> >Is mailman-bounces one of the required aliases? How can I configure
> >such that it uses a proper email address rather than providing
> >mailman-bounces at localhost ?
> I'm guessing the specific error is the localhost part, not the -bounces
> part since virtually all mail from mailman has an envelope sender of
> some listname-bounces at some.domain. In this case the listname is
> 'mailman', i.e. the site list.
> Go to the admin pages (General Options) for the mailman list and you'll
> probably see host_name is localhost. Change it there and I think
> you'll be OK.
> You could also run
> bin/withlist -l -r fixurl mailman
> Assuming your Defaults.py/mm_cfg.py values for DEFAULT_URL_HOST and
> mm_cfg.DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST are 'good'.
> --
> 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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