[Mailman-Users] Undeliverable emails!

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Mar 15 17:06:12 CET 2005

At 3:21 PM +0000 2005-03-15, Genevieve Buri wrote:

>  We have a Linux box with red hat on it. We use Sendmail usually, but if
>  I understand it right, we could just use SMTP ? I would like that!

	Sendmail is one program that implements the SMTP protocol.  You 
could choose another program, but you would need to have something 
like sendmail in order for this to function correctly.

>  Mar 15 15:20:04 levoy smrsh: uid 47: attempt to use "mailman post testing"
>  (stat failed)

	Here's your problem.

>  Mar 15 15:20:04 levoy sendmail[17097]: j2FFK4gO017095:
>  to="|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post testing",
>  ctladdr=<testing at levoy.cmc.ec.gc.ca> (47/0), delay=00:00:00,
>  xdelay=00:00:00, mailer=prog, pri=30861, dsn=5.0.0, stat=Service unavailable

	The sendmail restricted shell (smrsh) apparently is not 
configured to allow you to send mail to the "mailman" program.  You 
need to correct this.

	However, the details of how to do this are beyond the scope of 
this mailing list.  Please see the FAQ and other documentation at 
www.sendmail.org, the documentation provided by your OS vendor 
regarding the configuration of sendmail, etc....

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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