[Mailman-Users] Message received by mailman and archives, but won't deliver

Kyle Banerjee kyle.banerjee at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 20:55:07 CEST 2007

> You see just one outgoing message in your mail log? What, precisely is
> actually showing up in your outgoing sendmail logs?
> Are you sure that your outgoing mail isn't being routed through
> another mail server somewhere, which might be throwing it away or
> causing it to be mis-recognized as spam?

There are a number of lists, one has about 5K people on it. If I send
a message to one that has only 5 people on it, I see something like:

Aug 30 18:25:00 innopacusers sm-mta[32967]: l7UIOfmI032960:
to=<name.removed at colorado.edu>, delay=00:00:13, xdelay=00:00:03,
mailer=esmtp, pri=155445, relay=mx15.colorado.edu. [],
dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (Ok: queued as D091E692112)
Aug 30 18:25:02 innopacusers sm-mta[32967]: l7UIOfmI032960:
to=<name.removed2 at mail.lib.msu.edu>, delay=00:00:15, xdelay=00:00:02,
mailer=esmtp, pri=155445, relay=mail1.mail.lib.msu.edu. [],
dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (
<47eed6660708301124u6bda99bbo92e00b4180ccad48 at mail.gmail.com> Queued
mail for delivery)
Aug 30 18:25:02 innopacusers sm-mta[32967]: STARTTLS=client,
relay=relay.oregonstate.edu., version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL,
cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256
Aug 30 18:25:02 innopacusers sm-mta[32967]: l7UIOfmI032960:
to=<name.removed3 at oregonstate.edu>, delay=00:00:15, xdelay=00:00:00,
mailer=esmtp, pri=155445, relay=relay.oregonstate.edu.
[], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (Ok: queued as 90B39410794)
Aug 30 18:25:03 innopacusers sm-mta[32960]: l7UIOfmJ032960:
from=<webguru-bounces at innopacusers.org>, size=11445, class=-30,
nrcpts=1, msgid=<47eed6660708301124u6bda99bbo92e00b4180ccad48 at mail.gmail.com>,
proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
Aug 30 18:25:04 innopacusers sm-mta[32976]: l7UIOfmJ032960:
to=<name.removed4 at gmail.com>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01,
mailer=esmtp, pri=95445, relay=gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com.
[], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (OK 1188498304 u62si752714pyb)

"webguru" is the name of this test list. The strange thing is that
we've been running for years with no problems. Yesterday, I was
getting errors with invalid character sets that seemed to be gumming
things up. I messed around with it to no avail, so I upgraded to the
latest version. I cleared out everything in process just to make sure
that nothing that hadn't been processed wasn't blocking everything

When the problem was first reported, the logs looked OK to me, so I
told them there was a a delivery problem at their end. Then calls and
emails started pouring in, and I realized that I hadn't received any
messages even though I use gmail with no filters and I usually get
dozens of messages from one of our lists each day. I checked to make
sure we're not blacklisted and that seemed OK too. The weird thing is
that I can send email from the command line no problem, and
administrative messages (subscribe, unsubscribe, etc) seem to get
through just fine.


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