[Mailman-Users] Relaying error

Yan Herndon yan at jointtech.com
Thu Oct 4 03:26:29 CEST 2007

Thanks very much for your help.  I shall consult the Qmail wizards for
help and post back with the answer.  I can't be the only one with
Plesk/Qmail/mailman problems so maybe it will help.  I would change over
to the "real" mailman but it's nice having everything in one place in


Yan Herndon
Director of Technology
Joint Technologies LTD

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 5:51 PM
To: Yan Herndon; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Relaying error

Yan Herndon wrote:

>After some more testing I realize that I was getting the subscription
>and mod pending emails because the list owner email address is local to
>the server.  IE no relaying.  
>If I put a local email addy on the subscriber list I get the post. 
>If I use a remote email addy as the list owner / moderator I do not
>receive the subscription/mod emails.
>So it seems to be a case of all remote mail not being delivered.  Which
>would make me think it's the qmail problem.


>I have attempted to add SMTPHOST = 'FQDN' in mm_cfg.py.  
>I have not tried the IP of the server itself yet. 

This will make things worse, because you don't want to allow qmail to
relay mail from something that connects to 'FDQN' or the IP. You want
qmail to relay from a connection to 'localhost' or

>I added tcp-env: : setenv RELAYCLIENT
>To /etc/hosts.allow

I'm not sure about this, but the bottom line is it didn't help.

>Neither of these helped.
>I think maybe it's time for some qmail help but thought somebody might
>have ideas here first.

You need to remove SMTPHOST = 'FQDN' from mm_cfg.py and tell qmail to
relay mail from 'localhost'. I can't tell you what the qmail
incantation is.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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