[Mailman-Users] Problems sending to list

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 23:03:19 CET 2006

I have a relatively small list (13 recipients, several of which are mm
lists on the same box, but they work fine). I'm using sendmail, and
/etc/aliases is configured to pass the email to procmail with a
special file which matches the ^TO_ metatarget to dispatch the emails
to the appropriate mailman command (mailman post <list>) after running
some spam filtering and whitelisting stuff on them.

Any time a message is sent to this list (the 'announce' list), mailman
appears to receive it, because it generates 3 messages (ceil(13/5)=3;
they are all at the same site). However, the messages are addressed to
announce instead of being addressed to the recipients. Mailman
correctly ignores the three duplicates. The problem here is that since
the messages are addressed to announce instead of the correct users...
nobody receives messages sent to the list.

This happens even when /etc/aliases is changed to send directly to
mailman again instead of using procmail. The only change since the
last time this was working is a user was removed from the list (using
the remove_members command).

Any advice on where to start looking for the problem would be greatly

- Patrick Bogen

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