[Mailman-Users] problem to send e-mil to the list

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Fri Oct 28 16:15:11 CEST 2005

On Thursday 27 October 2005 10:18 pm, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Thomas Spuhler wrote:
> >On Thursday 27 October 2005 08:32 pm, you wrote:
> >> This message comes from postfix and is telling you it doesn't know how
> >> to deliver to spuhlerfam at btspuhler.com. It is quite likely that your
> >> aliases are not configured in postfix in the right way. If things are
> >> properly configured, I don't think it will be using the Kolab Server
> >> transport protocol.
> >
> >What is required in postfix for mailman aliases, alias_maps,
> > alias_database where does postfix get the mailman list addresses from?
> See below
> >> With MTA = 'Postfix', when you create a list, Mailman puts a bunch of
> >> aliases in /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases. They look something like
> >>
> >> list:              "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post list"
> >> list-admin:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin list"
> >> list-bounces:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces list"
> >> list-confirm:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm list"
> >> list-join:         "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join list"
> >> list-leave:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave list"
> >> list-owner:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner list"
> >> list-request:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request list"
> >> list-subscribe:    "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe list"
> >> list-unsubscribe:  "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe list"
> >
> >these are in there for three lists. When I add a list member using the WEB
> >interface and click on notify list owner, or if I add myself to the list,
> > I get notified. (I receive the e-mail.
> An owner notification may be sent to 'list-owner' which if received
> would indicate that mail to 'list-owner' originating from 'localhost'
> is properly delivered back to Mailman, so something may work, but mail
> to 'list' originating from wherever you send it from doesn't seem to
> work.
> >The /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db gets updated.
> >For what is the systemwide mailing list "mailman" used?
> See the FAQ, Article 4.25
> >Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> >
> >> Mailman then calls the POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD which in your case is the
> >> default '/usr/sbin/postalias' to update the aliases.db file. It is
> >> these aliases together with the above alias_maps in the postfix config
> >> that tell postfix how to deliver to 'list'.
> >>
> >> In your case, something is wrong with the aliases or aliases.db files
> >> content or permissions or they aren't where postfix thinks they are or
> >> something in the postfix configuration, perhaps having to do with
> >> Kolab 2, is interfering with postfix's use of the aliases, or ??
> >>
> >> See http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node12.html and subordinates.
> >> If you still can't figure it out, try a postfix support list. This is
> >> not a Mailman problem. The mail never gets to Mailman.
> >
> >I was on this site already. Seems kind of outdated? or Mandriva just
> > installs it very differently.
> I think the manual is current, but I don't use postfix, so I don't know
> for sure.
> As I said before, there isn't any more I can offer you. 

Thanks. I hope someone has configured it right and may step in.

> There are 
> others on this list who know more about configuring postfix than I do,
> but this is a Mailman list. You might find more help from a postfix
> list or from your packager.

Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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