[Mailman-Users] All lists work except one

Jonathan Duncan jonathan at nacnud.com
Wed Mar 9 00:27:43 CET 2005

I think I found the problem, or at least a solution, but it does not make 
sense that it would have been a problem.

I went into "Privacy options..." under "Sender filters" and added the 
e-mail address that I was sending from to the "List of non-member 
addresses whose postings should be automatically accepted." field.  I 
resent the message and this time it was delivered to the list.

The confusing part is, if not having that address in the Sender filters 
was the problem, why did not the message get bounced or moderated or 
something instead of just disappearing.  On that same page the "Action to 
take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is 
defined." is set to "Reject".  Ah, but the "Should messages from 
non-members, which are automatically discarded, be forwarded to the list 
moderator?" is set to "No".  Although that should not make a difference, 


On Tue, 8 Mar 2005, Jonathan Duncan wrote:

> I have a server with three mailing lists on it.  Two of them send messages 
> just fine.  The two lists that send fine have less than ten users each.
> The third list is the newest and it does not deliver any messages that are 
> sent to it.  This list has 400+ users.  If I add or remove users from this 
> list, I, as list admin, get informational messages about such actions. 
> However, when I or the other moderator try sending messages to this list, 
> they just disappear.  Meaning, they do not go into the moderated requests 
> queue, they do not bounce back to the sender, they do not get sent to anyone, 
> they are not stuck in the "qfiles" directory.  From what I have been able to 
> find, they are silently sent to nowhere at all, aka /dev/null.
> Umm.. help?  Following is some information about a message that I sent 
> through the list.  This information is from two log files on the server as 
> indicated.
> (Yes, I looked in the FAQ and searched briefly in the archives for this 
> list.)
> -----------------------------
> -----------------------------
> /var/log/maillog
> ----------------
> -Mar  8 15:21:12 mail sm-mta[68348]: j28MLBAH068348: 
> from=<sender at domain.com>, size=2711, class=0, nrcpts=1, 
> msgid=<20050308151539.W28582 at hostname.origination.com>, proto=ESMTP, 
> daemon=MTA-v4, relay=hostname.origination.com []
> -Mar  8 15:21:13 mail sm-mta[68377]: j28MLBAH068348: 
> to="|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post listname", 
> ctladdr=<listname at domain.com> (26/0), delay=00:00:02, xdelay=00:00:01, 
> mailer=prog, pri=32982, dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
> -Mar  8 15:21:21 mail sm-mta[68471]: j28MLLSb068471: 
> from=<listname-bounces at mangosteenalliance.com>, size=4003, class=-60, 
> nrcpts=1, msgid=<mailman.1.1110320476.82610.listname at domain.com>, 
> proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
> -Mar  8 15:21:22 mail sm-mta[68473]: j28MLLSb068471: to=<sender at domain.com>, 
> delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=local, pri=142225, relay=local, 
> dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent
> -----------------------------
> -----------------------------
> ~mailman/logs/smtp
> ------------------
> Mar 08 15:21:21 2005 (82619) <mailman.1.1110320476.82610.listname at domain.com> 
> smtp for 1 recips, completed in 0.453 seconds
> -----------------------------
> -----------------------------
> Thank you,
> Jonathan
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