[Mailman-Users] Error - Connection Refused.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Nov 29 02:31:50 CET 2005

Michael Duffy wrote:
>Here goes.  I've just installed mailman on a freebsd 6 machine, running
>with qmail.  Everything *seems* to be working except that posts are not
>delivered, and the following entry is made in to mailman's smtp log.
>Nov 28 11:02:20 2005 (720) Low level smtp error: (61, 'Connection
>refused'), msgid: <mailman.0.1132772599.623.celebration at harvest-moon.org>
>Nov 28 11:02:20 2005 (720) delivery to cosgrach at an-mhorrigan.net failed
>with code -1: (61, 'Connection refused')
>No entry in made in to the qmail mail log.

Mailman is attempting to connect to an SMTP server at address SMTPHOST
(default = 'localhost') and port SMTPPORT (default = 0 which means use
the default SMTP port = 25). qmail is not listening or not accepting
the connect.

for some diagnostics you can run from Python, but the most likely
explanation is qmail isn't listening on localhost ( port 25.

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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