[Mailman-Users] Mailman with Exim4: owner cannot post

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Nov 2 18:31:56 CET 2005

Oliver König wrote:

>thanks a lot for your help. I must have forgotten the bootom part. I now have:
># Home dir for your Mailman installation -- aka Mailman's prefix
># directory.
># By default this is set to "/usr/local/mailman"
># On a Red Hat/Fedora system using the RPM use "/var/mailman"
># On Debian using the deb package use "/var/lib/mailman"
># This is normally the same as ~mailman
># User and group for Mailman, should match your --with-mail-gid
># switch to Mailman's configure script.
># Value is normally "mailman"
># Domains that your lists are in - colon separated list
># you may wish to add these into local_domains as well
>domainlist mm_domains=windfinder.com:server.windfinder.com:www.windfinder.com
># -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
># These values are derived from the ones above and should not need
># editing unless you have munged your mailman installation
># The path of the Mailman mail wrapper script
># The path of the list config file (used as a required file when
># verifying list addresses)
>For domainlist mm_domains I used everything that could possibly be useful, 
>reloaded exim, set "Host name this list prefers for email. (Details for 
>host_name" to "server" and posted another message to the list. 

Host_name should be a fully qualified domain name. E.g.
server.windfinder.com, not just server.

Normally, it will be set to the value of DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST at list
creation time.

>This is what /var/log/mail.log says:
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: got connection over /var/run/spamd.sock
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: info: setuid to nobody succeeded
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: Creating default_prefs 
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: Cannot write 
>to /nonexistent/.spamassassin/user_prefs: No such file or directory
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: Couldn't create readable default_prefs for 
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: checking message 
><200511021800.35524.oliver at windfinder.com> for nobody:65534.
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: clean message (0.0/5.0) for nobody:65534 
>in 0.0 seconds, 591 bytes.
>Nov  2 18:01:08 server spamd[1916]: result: .  0 -  
>scantime=0.0,size=591,mid=<200511021800.35524.oliver at windfinder.com>,autolearn=failed
>Any idea what is going wrong?

It looks like the above is an issue with spamassassin not Mailman. Is
the attempted post rejected by Exim or does it get to Mailman (is
there anything in Mailman's logs or qfiles/*/ directories)? What does
the reject notice if any say?

If there's something in qfiles/in/, is Mailman running (bin/mailmanctl

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