[Mailman-Users] Newbie Question: Can`t send mails to my list

Kai Behncke Kai-Behncke at gmx.de
Sun Sep 9 19:49:14 CEST 2007

Hello Mark,

> This is definitely an MTA (sendmail) and/or DNS issue.
> Have you installed the Mailman aliases for your list(s).
> Have you looked in sendmail's maillog to see what it's trying to do?

Thank you for answering. For me as a mailman/sendmail newbie this is really not easy.

Well, the Mailman aliases I had already inserted in /etc/mail/aliases

like that:
"mailman:              "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
mailman-admin:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
mailman-bounces:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
mailman-confirm:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
mailman-join:         "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
mailman-leave:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
mailman-owner:        "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
mailman-request:      "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
mailman-subscribe:    "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
mailman-unsubscribe:  "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"


If I look at the sendmail-log is says at /var/log/mail.log (I think this is the right logfile?):

"Sep  9 19:30:00 h1228898 sm-mta[9439]: l89HU0cm009439: from=<complicate-bounces at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, size=1872, class=-60, nrcpts=1, msgid=<mailman.0.1189358998.9438.complicate at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
Sep  9 19:30:00 h1228898 sm-mta[9442]: l89HU0vb009442: from=<complicate-bounces at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, size=1944, class=-60, nrcpts=1, msgid=<mailman.1.1189358998.9438.complicate at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
Sep  9 19:30:01 h1228898 sm-mta[9444]: l89HU0vb009442: to=<Kai-Behncke at gmx.de>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, pri=229944, relay=mx0.gmx.net. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (Message accepted {mx057})
Sep  9 19:30:01 h1228898 sm-mta[9441]: l89HU0cm009439: to=<mailman-owner at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, delay=00:00:01, xdelay=00:00:01, mailer=esmtp, pri=229872, relay=mx0.stratoserver.net. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (OK id=1IUQbh-0001o6-RB)
Sep  9 19:30:50 h1228898 sm-mta[9451]: l89HUnA7009451: from=<complicate-bounces at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, size=1957, class=-60, nrcpts=1, msgid=<mailman.0.1189359049.9450.complicate at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
Sep  9 19:31:09 h1228898 sm-mta[9453]: STARTTLS=client, relay=mail-in-2.serv.uni-osnabrueck.de., version=TLSv1/SSLv3, verify=FAIL, cipher=DHE-RSA-AES256-SHA, bits=256/256
Sep  9 19:31:13 h1228898 sm-mta[9453]: l89HUnA7009451: to=<kbehncke at igf.uni-osnabrueck.de>, delay=00:00:23, xdelay=00:00:23, mailer=esmtp, pri=229957, relay=mail-in-2.serv.uni-osnabrueck.de. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (l89HV4Rg012816 Message accepted for delivery)
Sep  9 19:31:35 h1228898 sm-mta[9456]: l89HVZZ1009456: from=<complicate-bounces at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, size=2071, class=-60, nrcpts=1, msgid=<mailman.0.1189359094.9455.complicate at lists.gforge.geoplp.de>, proto=ESMTP, daemon=MTA-v4, relay=localhost []
Sep  9 19:31:38 h1228898 sm-mta[9458]: l89HVZZ1009456: to=<kbehncke at igf.uni-osnabrueck.de>, delay=00:00:03, xdelay=00:00:03, mailer=esmtp, pri=230071, relay=mail-in-3.serv.uni-osnabrueck.de. [], dsn=2.0.0, stat=Sent (l89HVZ6x026973 Message accepted for delivery)"

What could that mean?

You wrote it could be a DNS-problem?
What do you mean with that?
Do I need  a DNS-Server to use mailman/sendmail?

Thank you very much!!

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