[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.1.8 posting problems

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Sep 17 17:10:32 CEST 2006

Hennie Rautenbach 
>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. 

The problem is between Mailman and the outgoing MTA (Postfix). What is
in Mailman's 'smtp' and 'smtp-failure' logs and the Postfix logs?

Is the out queue backlogged? (see

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