[Mailman-Users] Outbound smtp email problems (qmail problems)

Matt England mengland at mengland.net
Tue May 17 01:57:12 CEST 2005

At 5/16/2005 09:45 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Matt England wrote:
> >It seems there's some problem with my SMTP server...I'm just trying to
> >figure out what it is or how I can reproduce it other then keeping to point
> >Mailman or phpBB forums at it (both fail for SMTP localhost connections).
>The symptoms you have described do not really arise at the level of
>Mailman code, even in SMTPDirect.py. If this is not strictly a qmail
>issue, the problems probably occur in the interface between the Python
>library and qmail, not in Mailman. Did you update or change Python
>coincident with the start of these troubles?

Not that I'm aware of.

Note that phpBB is experiencing similar problems, and it is php based and 
not python based.

This further points the finger at qmail...or at least both php-to-qmail and 

Care to offer any suggestions about how I can isolate these php-to-qmail 
and python-to-qmail problems...with like test scripts?  How do I write it, 
and/or do simple, stand-alone scripts already exist?  Can someone write me one?

I realize I'm asking a lot from a Mailman group to help solve an apparent 
qmail problem...and for what it's worth, I just lobbed as massive email 
over to the official qmail discussion list (qmail at list.cr.yp.to), too (I 
had previously been posting to forum.qmailrocks.org).

I'm also in discussion with Brad K. about a switch to postfix.

(Note that another post shows how a 'telnet lists.biz2tek.com 25' outbound 
email works ok.)

>In another post, you mentioned using Sendmail.py. I hope you have read
>and carefully considered all the comments in that module.

Yes, I did.  Sendmail.py is only a temporary solution, possibly only for 
debugging purposes so that I could prove that Mailman (and outbound email 
in general) was working.


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