[Mailman-Users] mail problems with initial configuration.

Dickson, Paul PDICKSON at fredco-md.net
Thu Jun 15 21:10:59 CEST 2006

OK, I've completely wiped out my config and started fresh.. I think I'm
close, but it seems like sendmail doesn't know the mailman account is


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      Subject:            RE: confirm

      Sent:                 6/15/2006 3:09 PM


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      test-request at lists.fredco-md.net on 6/15/2006 3:10 PM

            The e-mail system was unable to deliver the message, but did
not report a specific reason.  Check the address and try again.  If it
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Myaliases table now looks like this regarding this list:



## mailman mailing list

mailman:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"

mailman-admin:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"

mailman-bounces:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"

mailman-confirm:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"

mailman-join:         "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"

mailman-leave:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"

mailman-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"

mailman-request:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"

mailman-subscribe:    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe

mailman-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe



test:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"

test-admin:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"

test-bounces:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"

test-confirm:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"

test-join:         "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"

test-leave:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"

test-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"

test-request:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"

test-subscribe:    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"

test-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe



From: Dickson, Paul 
Sent: Thursday, June 15, 2006 2:06 PM
To: 'mailman-users at python.org'
Subject: mail problems with initial configuration.


I'm using the most recent mailman

Sendmail 2.0.x  most recent

Sendmail and mailman are running on RH linux E 3.0 rev3


Reports to my self as the list admin come to me fine, but replies don't.
They used to bounce until I edited my aliases file as such(just to test
if that was the issue)


test2-request:  mailman

test2:          mailman

test2-bounces:  mailman


Now they just disappear of into another land.  I don't see them in the
sendmail queue or in my exchange server queue.


I have noticed that mailman doesn't have a mail file under
/var/spool/mail, and am wondering if that is the missing piece and how
to create it.  I've tried manually mailing mailman from the command line
to see that would create it, but it does not.



Does anyone have any idea where I can look?  I've read the manual a few
times looking for things I might have missed, and looked through the faq
for related issues to no avail.



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