[Mailman-Users] Private lists and trouble shooting unsubscribes

Ken Cheney kencheney at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 30 17:26:32 CET 2006

I do have access to the box that mailman is on. The vette log shows:

Nov 29 08:05:02 2006 (11992) Mailman post from root at listserv.mydomain.org held, message-id=<200611291305.kATD51Gr025658 at listserv.mydomain.org>: Post by non-member to a members-only list

but the email address I sent to this list from is a member of the list.  Is this a problem maybe in the aliases file?

alias_database = hash:/etc/mailman/aliases
alias_maps = hash:/etc/mailman/aliases

Patrick Bogen <pdbogen at gmail.com> wrote: On 11/29/06, Ken Cheney  wrote:
> Thank you.  Here are my settings for Privacy Options:
>   Member Filters:
>   By Default, should new list member postings be moderated?  = Yes
>   Action Taken? = Hold
>   NonMember Filters:
>   Action to take for postings from nonmembers for which no explicit action is defined? = Hold
>   Should messages from non-memebers, which are are discarded be fwded to moderator? =
>   Yes
>   As a member of the list with the mod box checked I email the list.  The list not only doesnt
>   make it to the recipients but it doesnt show up in the "Pending moderator requests" section.
Do you have access to the system logs on the machine mailman is
running on? Can you check mailman's vette log (someone correct me if
I'm wrong, please) to see what's happening to the messages you post?

>   Here are also things that don't work which could lead to the problem, they dont sound like
>   they would but I will post them anyway.
>   emailing to listname-leave at domain.com does not remove members from the list.
>   if i email from the list owner the emails go to all the list members except the members of the
>   list that have email addresses on my work domain.  Example:
>   name1 at yahoo.com - get message
>   name2 at yahoo.com - get message
>   name at mydomain.com - does not get message

Is the machine handling mail for mydomain.com the same machine as that
on which mailman runs?
Can you check your MTA (e.g., sendmail, postfix, exim, or qmail) logs
to see what's happening to the request you send to listname-leave?

- Patrick Bogen

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