[Mailman-Users] Mailman with exim4 on Debian Sarge

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Sep 1 01:01:25 CEST 2006

Oliver König wrote:

>I am pretty sure that the mailman config is right and that 
>there is a problem with the exim4 config. Non local subscribers cannot post 
>to the list. The Exim4 log always says that relay is not permitted. 

Yes, that would be an Exim config problem.

>Here are parts of my exim4 config:
># Domains that your lists are in - colon separated list
># you may wish to add these into local_domains as well
>domainlist MAILMAN_DOMAINS=news.server.windfinder.com

And what about server.windfinder.com? And did you add it to

>driver = accept
>require_files = MAILMAN_HOME/lists/$local_part/config.pck
>local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : \
>-confirm+* : -join : -leave : \
>-owner : -request : -admin
>transport = mailman_transport

The above is incomplete. It is not the cause of your problem, but see
<http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html#roconf> for what the
mailman_router: should be. In particular, the above is missing
-confirm, -subscribe and -unsubscribe in local_part_suffix and is
domains = +MAILMAN_DOMAINS to prevent mail to an address that looks
like a list but in another domain from being delivered to the list.

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