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

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Feb 14 17:43:59 CET 2006

lovecreatesbeauty wrote:
>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.

So apparently sendmail can't send to addresses outside the local
domain. This is not a Mailman issue.

>The invitation received by local unix users shown as (sorry it's a little long):
>--- --- --- invitation --- --- ---
<headers snipped>
>Hi, it's the Mailman mailing list for jive newsgroup. Enjoy!Welcome to
>the Jive-list at mailing list!

>--- --- --- invitation ends --- --- ---

If you are going to use a lan side IP address as the host_name for the
list, external users will never be able to post to it.

>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;
>	boundary="k1E7FhLR000778.1139901344/joe.com"
>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 --- --- ---

This is apparently a bounce explaining why mail can't be delivered to
someone at joe.com. You've snipped all the detail which says why.

>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 --- --- ---
<post snipped>
>--- --- --- the 3rd mail ends--- --- ---
>Does it seem that my configuration ok?

No. If you want this list to be able to serve outside users, you have
to configure the url host and email host as domain names which are
visible both inside and outside your lan and are routed appropriately.

>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.

Yes, but these are not Mailman questions.

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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