[Mailman-Users] FW: connection refused by lists.

Gretchen at Ladyweave.com | 269-369-1114 gretchen at ladyweave.com
Fri Nov 10 19:39:36 CET 2006

Aha. I thought as much. And indeed, the sender uses an AOL account.

Thanks, everyone, for the tips!


-----Original Message-----
From: John W. Baxter [mailto:jwblist3 at olympus.net]
Sent: Friday, November 10, 2006 12:17 PM
To: Mailman Users
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] connection refused by lists.

On 11/10/06 7:26 AM, "Patrick Bogen" <pdbogen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/10/06, Gretchen at Ladyweave.com | 269-369-1114 
> <gretchen at ladyweave.com> wrote:
>> A message to one of our lists didn't go through. Does the error 
>> message indicate a problem at the server or is it within the program?
>> The list seems to be working fine now. Thanks for any advice you can
>> <religious-educators at lists.cmwd-uua.org>... Deferred: Connection 
>> refused by lists.cmwd-uua.org.
>> Message could not be delivered for 3 hours Message will be deleted 
>> from queue
> This was a problem with the MTA (e.g., postfix, sendmail, exim, qmail, 
> or something else) at lists.cmwd-uua.org, OR with whichever server was 
> trying to talk to it. The latter is probably not the case, but it MAY 
> be due to a network disruption if everything checks out on the MTA 
> level.
The sending MTA--aside from anything else--has a remarkably short retry
limit.  There are, for example, a bunch of school districts around here to
which they couldn't send mail on weekends as the districts shut their
servers down.  (The districts we send to most often have stopped doing


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