[Mailman-Users] Mailman stopped delivering mail

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Nov 22 20:38:47 CET 2005

Eric Evans wrote:

>This is very interesting.  I took your suggestion and deleted the SMTPHOST 
>statement from the mm_cfg.py and Mailman immediately started working.  I 
>don't know why this would make a difference.  I know that we had this same 
>SMTPHOST statement in the mm_cfg.py file for quite a long time, years even, 
>and we never had a problem with it until recently.

You said you had


and I remarked

>>Which is probably using sendmail and not trying to connect to an SMTP
>>server at <> (which BTW is if anything, a name and not
>>an IP address).

I.e '<>' is not the same as ''. The
latter is an IP address and the former is a name. Maybe something in
your DNS or other configuration changed so the name
'<>' could no longer be resolved.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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