[Mailman-Users] 550 Recipient Address Rejected Error

Phelps Williams phelpsw at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 07:57:35 CEST 2006

I continued to play with this and I came across the postfix-to-mailman
script.  The description of what this script provides fits my application
perfectly, serving as a postfix to mailman transport pipe.  Within the
script is a description of how to set it up, I followed this and after
restarting the runtimes involved I get the following error in
/var/log/mail.log right after I send the mailing list a message:

Mar 29 21:45:32 localhost postfix/trivial-rewrite[4633]: fatal: open
database /etc/postfix/transport.db: No such file or directory
Mar 29 21:45:33 localhost postfix/master[4613]: warning: process
/usr/lib/postfix/trivial-rewrite pid 4633 exit status 1
Mar 29 21:45:33 localhost postfix/master[4613]: warning:
/usr/lib/postfix/trivial-rewrite: bad command startup -- throttling

I believe it has to do with the configuration guidelines in
postfix-to-mailman which specify:

# /etc/postfix/main.cf:
#    relay_domains = ... lists.example.com
#    transport_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/transport
#    mailman_destination_recipient_limit = 1
# /etc/postfix/transport:
#   lists.example.com   mailman:

I created the /etc/postfix/transport file just for this purpose, as in it
was not in existence before.  As you might expect there is not a
/etc/postfix/transport.db file.  Is this generated a certain way.  Anybody
see what I am missing?  Thanks.


On 3/29/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Phelps Williams wrote:
> >
> >Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
> >
> >        testlist at mydomain.com
> >
> >Technical details of permanent failure:
> >PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 9): 550 <testlist at mydomain.com>:
> Recipient
> >address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
> >
> >I pulled my actual domain out of this error.  Oddly enough all messages
> >regarding subscribing etc work just fine.  Users simply cannot post
> >messages.  Any ideas?  Thanks.
> I don't know if this is it or not, but have you checked your aliases or
> whatever this MTA uses to deliver to Mailman. From your description,
> it seems as though maybe mail to the testlist-subscribe and
> testlist-owner works or maybe not depending on what you mean by "all
> messages regarding subscribing etc work just fine", but mail to
> testlist doesn't.
> See section 2) in
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.014.htp>.
> --
> 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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