[Mailman-Users] failed to send out message when posting to a list

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Dec 4 04:35:17 CET 2006

Jana Nguyen wrote:
>I'm using postfix with mailman and I can't post mail to the mailing list.
>I can subscribe to a list, both I and the owner of the mailing list get 
>an email notifications.  But I do not receive email when
>posting to any of the mailing list that I created.

Do you receive other people's posts? Do others receive yours?

>I've checked the duplication email option on the admin interface are 

This is not what controls this. The option that controls receiving your
own posts is "not metoo".

>Error message in /var/log/maillog:
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal spamd[2960]: prefork: child states: II
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/pipe[6362]: 95A5629A96: 
>to=<jnguyen at ncmir.ucsd.edu>, relay=spamfilter, delay=1, status=sent (dummy)
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/qmgr[14320]: 95A5629A96: removed
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/pickup[14319]: 8C9A929B4D: uid=520 
>from=<portal-bounces at nbirn.net>
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/cleanup[6361]: 8C9A929B4D: 
>message-id=<mailman.0.1165193063.6124.portal at nbirn.net>
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/qmgr[14320]: 8C9A929B4D: 
>from=<portal-bounces at nbirn.net>, size=2194, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/smtp[6370]: 8C9A929B4D: 
>to=<jnguyen at ncmir.ucsd.edu>, relay=bigiron.ucsd.edu[], 
>delay=0, status=sent (250 ok:  Message 1826098 accepted)
>Dec  3 16:44:25 portal postfix/qmgr[14320]: 8C9A929B4D: removed

I don't see an error. I see a message sent to a spam filter and removed
from the queue and then a message relayed to bigiron.ucsd.edu and then
removed from the queue

>I used to were able to post to list, but after I changed the 
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST to not to be the same as my DEFAULT_URL_HOST, it 
>stopped working.

If you didn't run fix_url on the list, changing DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST
should do nothing. If you did run fix_url or otherwise change the
list's host_name attribute, this will affect the domain of the
envelope sender of posts which may affect acceptance by the MTA, but I
don't see this in the log.

>The entry in my /usr/local/mailman/Mailman is:

I assume you mean /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py

>MTA = 'Postfix'
>SMTPHOST = 'localhost'
>POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postalias'
>POSTFIX_MAP_CMD = '/usr/sbin/postmap'
>DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'nbirn.net'
>DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'portal.nbirn.net'

Seems OK.

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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