[Mailman-Users] Mailman isn't sending mail.

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Sat May 6 06:43:07 CEST 2006

On 5/5/06, Jason Z <jzmatrix78 at gmail.com> wrote:
> All of the qrunner processes were active with the exception of the
> OutgoingRunner.  I tried starting that by hand and it didn't seem very handy
> (error messages below).  It keeps mentioning the Sendmail.py delivery module
> shouldn't be used (currently I'm configured for the SMTPDirect mode) so I'm
> assuming this qrunner process shouldn't be active.

Right, so, OutgoingRunner is responsible for passing messages from
Mailman to SMTP. This is why you weren't getting anything sent.

> Error message generated when a message was sent to the list (or a user
> subscription was submitted):
> -----------------
> May 05 17:47:06 2006 (11790) Uncaught runner exception: Use of the
> Sendmail.py delivery module is highly discouraged
> May 05 17:47:06 2006 (11790) Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 111, in _oneloop
>     self._onefile(msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 167, in _onefile
>     keepqueued = self._dispose(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/OutgoingRunner.py", line 73, in
> _dispose
>     self._func(mlist, msg, msgdata)
>   File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Handlers/Sendmail.py", line 71, in
> process
>     assert 0, 'Use of the Sendmail.py delivery module is highly discouraged'
> AssertionError: Use of the Sendmail.py delivery module is highly discouraged
> May 05 17:47:07 2006 (11790) SHUNTING:
> 1146865625.5062881+6ad85e4de6599e109e22f1bea4c770dbe0ccb02f

It looks like you should double-check your config and make sure you're
using SMTPDirect and not Sendmail.

- Patrick Bogen

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