[Mailman-Users] mailman-postfix problem

Lie, Jafaruddin lie at acer.edu.au
Tue May 10 07:07:57 CEST 2005

Hi gang

Just joined the mailing list *waves to everyone

I have problems getting mailman to run with postfix. Here's the story:
mailman installation went ok and it ran ok with sendmail. When I
installed and used system-switch-mail to switch to postfix, the problem

The setup: 
I am setting mailman to run internally, so we have local mail accounts
on my fedora box (jafar at fedora.x.x.x) not accessible to the outside
world, only locally and anyone on the domain x.x.x. 

The postfix installation went ok, I can send and receive mails from my
local accounts just fine. I configured mailman in mm_cfg.py to use
postfix as the MTA. I followed the instruction on

The problem:
I created one mailing list, with 3 email addresses suscribed to it. One
is my local mail account (root at fedora.x.x.x which is forwarded to
jafar at fedora.x.x.x) and two are addresses from x.x.x, lets call it
jafar at x.x.x and daryl at x.x.x. These are real email addresses, accessible
from the internet 

With sendmail, the mailing list works just fine. All the accounts can
send and receive emails from the list.
With postfix, only the local account can. The other two email addresses
can send to the list, but they will not receive anything from it. The
error message I get from /var/log/maillog: 

May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/smtpd[4341]: connect from
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/smtpd[4341]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from
localhost.localdomain[]: 550 <jafar at x.x.x>: Recipient address
rejected: User unknown in local recipient table;
from=<fedoralist-bounces at fedora.x.x.x> to=<jafar at x.x.x> proto=ESMTP
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/smtpd[4341]: C36F82CC285:
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/cleanup[4344]: C36F82CC285:
message-id=<6E200146FC37A446A805407002A5C6C001A581 at x.x.x>
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/qmgr[3071]: C36F82CC285:
from=<fedoralist-bounces at fedora.acer.edu.au>, size=2571, nrcpt=1 (queue
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/smtpd[4341]: disconnect from
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/local[4345]: C36F82CC285:
to=<jafar at fedora.x.x.x>, orig_to=<root at x.x.x>, relay=local, delay=0,
status=sent (delivered to mailbox)
May 10 12:11:24 fedora postfix/qmgr[3071]: C36F82CC285: removed

That's when I send from my real email address to the list. Similar
error, about User unknown in local recipient table.
The only way I can get it to send is if I add the two email addresses
into the /etc/aliases file, something like daryl: daryl at x.x.x.
Considering the list will contain a lot of people, I don't want to be
entering the aliases in the /etc/aliases when mailman obviously has the
email address stored in /etc/mailman/aliases and

What I have done:
I have ran postmap and postalias to /etc/aliases/ and
/etc/mailman/aliases, have changed /etc/postfix/main.cf, the alias_maps
to read: 
alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/etc/mailman/aliases

I am at lost here, and about to pull out my hair...... Any suggestions? 

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