[Mailman-Users] Using a remote email account as a message source

BigglesZX biggleszx at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 20:23:01 CEST 2006

Ye gods, it was require_explicit_destination that sorted it. If only
I'd not glossed over that part in the original reply/looked more
thoroughly for that configuration directive :(.

Very many thanks to yourself and Patrick for sticking with me during
this! I suspect less patient guys would have ignored me long ago :).

Best regards and thanks once again,


On 15/10/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> BigglesZX  wrote:
> >
> >If I use a local mail account (using mutt) to send a message to
> >listname at localhost, the message is passed through fine - goes out on
> >to the list.
> >
> >If, however, I send the message to the remote account checked by
> >fetchmail, then run fetchmail to retrieve the message, it does not
> >make it to the list. Fetchmail is set up to pass on to
> >listname at localhost just as above, and a reading of the exim log gives
> >the impression that it has passed through okay, but then once the
> >administrative approval request mail is generated to the list admin,
> >that message gets frozen with the following error:
> >
> >2006-10-14 19:26:57 1GYoDp-00066c-Ec ** listname-bounces at my.FQDN.com:
> >Unrouteable address
> >
> >I thought I had configured exim to accept mail to this domain
> >correctly, but perhaps not - my question is why mailman won't deliver
> >the post to the list when it is sent in this manner.
> I'm not really clear on what you are seeing here, but it seems that the
> post via fetchmail is being held for moderator approval and the notice
> to the moderator is not making it from Mailman to the moderator. Is
> this correct so far?
> If so, there are two issues. Why is the post held, and what happens to
> the moderator notice?
> If you go to the admindb web interface, do you see the post? If so,
> what is the reason it is held? This info is also in the 'vette' log. I
> suspect it is "implicit destination". As Patrick said very early in
> this thread, you have to look at Privacy options...->Recipient filters
> and either set require_explicit_destination to No or add
> listname at the_remote_server.example.com to acceptable_aliases.
> >The only difference between the two sendings is the sender's address -
> >the post goes through when the sender is @localhost or my FQDN - or to
> >put it another way, no admin message is generated when the mail
> >originates from the local machine. Have I missed a configuration
> >option relating to mail originating from the local machine?
> How about the To: address? Is it the same in both cases, or is it
> listname at local.example.com in one case and listname at remote.example.com
> in the other. If the latter, see above.
> As far as the notice to the admin getting stuck, I'm not sure. The
> message
> >2006-10-14 19:26:57 1GYoDp-00066c-Ec ** listname-bounces at my.FQDN.com:
> >Unrouteable address
> seems to be saying that something was sent and bounced to
> listname-bounces and that address is unroutable. What does your Exim
> config have for the mailman router?
> --
> 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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