[Mailman-Users] I've built apache, sendmail, mailman successfully, how to make them work?

lovecreatesbeauty lovecreatesbeauty at gmail.com
Tue Feb 14 13:18:40 CET 2006

Thank you. I finished most of the configuration of the combination of
apache, sendmail and Mailman.

I built an mailing list named 'jive-list', and one site-wide list
named 'Mailman'. I invite some users to the jive-list, and the users
belong to local unix account can receive the invitations, but the
external email address can not receive them.

The invitation received by local unix users shown as (sorry it's a little long):

--- --- --- invitation --- --- ---
>From jive-list-bounces at Tue Feb 14 15:15:43 2006
Return-Path: <jive-list-bounces at>
Received: from [] (localhost [])
	by joe.com (8.13.1+Sun/8.13.1) with ESMTP id k1E7FhCI000768
	for <root at joe.com>; Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:15:43 +0800 (CST)
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Subject: Welcome to the "Jive-list" mailing list
From: jive-list-request at
To: root at joe.com
X-No-Archive: yes
Message-ID: <mailman.0.1139901342.767.jive-list at>
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:15:42 +0800
Precedence: bulk
X-BeenThere: jive-list at
X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.5
List-Id: jive-list.
X-List-Administrivia: yes
Sender: jive-list-bounces at
Errors-To: jive-list-bounces at
Content-Length: 1193
Status: O

Hi, it's the Mailman mailing list for jive newsgroup. Enjoy!Welcome to
the Jive-list at mailing list!

To post to this list, send your email to:

  jive-list at

<snip unsubscribing, initial passwd things>
--- --- --- invitation ends --- --- ---

But following mail received also:

--- --- --- the 2nd mail --- --- ---
>From MAILER-DAEMON Tue Feb 14 15:15:45 2006
Return-Path: <MAILER-DAEMON at joe.com>
Received: from localhost (localhost)
	by joe.com (8.13.1+Sun/8.13.1) id k1E7FhLR000778;
	Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:15:44 +0800 (CST)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 15:15:44 +0800 (CST)
From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON>
Message-Id: <200602140715.k1E7FhLR000778 at joe.com>
To: postmaster
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/report; report-type=delivery-status;
Subject: Postmaster notify: see transcript for details
Auto-Submitted: auto-generated (postmaster-notification)
Content-Length: 1534
Status: O

This is a MIME-encapsulated message

--- --- --- the 2nd mail ends --- --- ---

When one user (local unix user) send mail to mailing list (for
example, jive-list at, then other local unix users
subscribered the mailing list can receive the email, like following
the mail.

--- --- --- the 3rd mail --- --- ---
Return-Path: <joshua at joe.com>
Received: from joe.com (localhost [])
	by joe.com (8.13.1+Sun/8.13.1) with ESMTP id k1E8FMYB000536
	for <jive-list at>; Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:15:22 +0800 (CST)
Received: (from joshua at localhost)
	by joe.com (8.13.1+Sun/8.13.1/Submit) id k1E8F0aX000528
	for jive-list at; Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:15:00 +0800 (CST)
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 16:15:00 +0800 (CST)
From: joshua at joe.com
Message-Id: <200602140815.k1E8F0aX000528 at joe.com>

hello, jive members.


--- --- --- the 3rd mail ends--- --- ---

Does it seem that my configuration ok?

By the way, I didn't know how to configure my Solaris Unix to enable
the network. Do I need to create and edit /etc/resolv.conf, /etc/hosts
or some other files. How to write them? Followings are my Windows
machine settings in a LAN (My Solaris machine installed on a VMware
which contain the Mailman, sendmail and apache).

Default gateway      :
Preferred DNS server :
Alternate DNS server :

Thank you.

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