[Mailman-Users] only administrator getting messages posted

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Jun 19 20:27:50 CEST 2006

Steve Sullam wrote:
>I run genlaliases  in /usr/local/mailman/bin and I get this:
>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"
>mailman-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"
>When I add these aliases to /etc/aliases and I run newaliases all 
>messages bounce back.

Why? What does the sendmail log say. What does the bounce notice say?

>When I alias these accounts to my account at 
>least it doesn't bounce back.  I can use the mass subscription to setup 
>accounts and these accounts can have password reminders sent to them, 
>but the posting doesn't work. I haven't been able to understand this 
>process so maybe someone can send me a link to explain this better.

You need those aliases in order to deliver mail to Mailman, i.e. pipe
the message incoming message to Mailman's wrapper program.

This could be a smrsh problem or a group mismatch problem depending on
why the mail is rejected.

See item 3 in
and also see

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