[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.8 posting problems

Hennie Rautenbach hennie at overland.co.za
Sun Sep 17 12:32:36 CEST 2006

Hi there,

I run Mailman 2.1.8 on a Debian (Sarge) box. The MTA is Postfix (With 
amavisd, spamassasin and clamav). I have two fairly busy lists that each 
have less than 1000 subscribers. Yesterday something broke. No-one 
touched the server (irrelevant I suppose). Postings are submitted but 
don't get distributed to the subscribers. I have checked all logs and 
made sure the MTA and qrunner is running. I can send and receive mail to 
and from  the server from my account. It is just the mailman stuff that 
don't come through anymore. There are quite a backlog of .pck files in 
~/qfiles/out and ~/qfiles/retry. The only notable error is in the 
~/logs/post file. Where previously I had "success" status with each 
posting I now get "failures" as per the log example below:

Sep 17 12:22:31 2006 (2416) post to chat from rigel at somewhere.co.za, 
size=2633, message-id=<20060917100954.8524C3918 at ctb-mesg4.saix.net>, 1 
Sep 17 12:23:31 2006 (2416) post to chat from hennie at somewhere.co.za, 
size=2702, message-id=<450D1FBC.1020103 at server.co.za>, 1 failures

Any idea what may have caused my messages to appear with the "failures" 
status ? Any help in diagnosing the problem will be greatly appreciated. 
I have fiddled with it quite a bit but am at a dead end...

Kind regards,


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