[Mailman-Users] Gmail eats MM messages

Ryan Steele steele at agora-net.com
Wed Mar 14 17:56:41 CET 2007

I have what appears to be a case of GMail eating message posts... allow 
me to explain.

I have a user, foobar at gmail.com, who posts to a Mailman list hosted on 
one of my servers.  According to my Exim and Mailman logs, it is 
received by the MTA, passed on to Mailman, posted successfully, and sent 
back out to all the recipients, including foobar at gmail.com.  However, 
the email never shows up in foobar at gmail.com's inbox, spam folder, or 
any other folder.  I went back to check the Exim log for failed or 
delayed deliveries, only to find nothing (well, for foobar at gmail.com 
anyways :-)

Is it the case that since Mailman makes the posting look like it came 
from foobar at gmail.com (i.e., it's claiming to be that user), and since 
one of the recipients is foobar at gmail.com, that Google drops it at the 
gate and refuses to even handle it because it looks forged?  Has anybody 
else experienced this issue?

Thanks in advance!

Best Regards,
Ryan Steele

Ryan Steele                         
Systems Administrator               steele at agora-net.com
AgoraNet, Inc.                      (302) 224-2475
314 E. Main Street, Suite 1         (302) 224-2552 (fax)
Newark, DE 19711                    http://www.agora-net.com

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