[Mailman-Users] Posts to list returned

Steven ** montgoss+mailman at gmail.com
Tue Oct 30 03:09:41 CET 2007

Well, I added those for my new list and then ran "newaliases".  Posts
are no longer bounced, but they still aren't going out to list
members.  I checked the mailman logs and can't find anything
associated with the post attempt.  I also checked what I believe are
the sendmail logs (/var/log/mail.*) and didn't find anything there
either.  The last entry in the logs is me running "newaliases".  Where
else should I look for the error?


On 10/29/07, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Steven wrote:
> >I am using Sendmail.  My "/etc/alias" file has:
> >    ## mailman mailing list
> >    mailman:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
> >    mailman-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
> >    mailman-bounces:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
> >    mailman-confirm:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
> >    mailman-join:        "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
> >    mailman-leave:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
> >    mailman-owner:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
> >    mailman-request:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
> >    mailman-subscribe:   "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
> >    mailman-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"
> >
> >The list "list" was created through the web interface.  Am I supposed
> >to manually add similar entries for my new "list at my-domain.com" list?
> Yes. Every list needs a set of 10 aliases like the above with the first
> and last occurrences of 'mailman' in each alias replaced with the list
> name as in
> listname:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post listname"
> listname-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin listname"
> etc.
> As Dragon says, if you create a list with bin/newlist, newlist will
> tell you about the aliases, and if you create the list via the web,
> Mailman will email the required aliases to mailman-owner which will go
> to the owner of the 'mailman' list. This assumes that you haven't
> overridden the default MTA = 'Manual' setting in mm_cfg.py.
> --
> 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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