[Mailman-Users] Problem with mailman in combination with sendmail

Kai Behncke Kai-Behncke at gmx.de
Sat Sep 15 12:33:09 CEST 2007

Dear list,

I try to get to run mailman 2.1.9 with sendmail on Debian 4.0.

With mailman everything seems to be fine.
Well, I can create new lists and get a confirmation of that.
Check_perms -f says that everything is all right and in the log-files of
mailman are no errors at all.

I configured it with:

 ./configure  --prefix=/usr/local/mailman --with-mail-gid=mail 
--with-cgi-gid=www-data --with-mailhost=h1228898.stratoserver.net --with-urlhost=h1228898.stratoserver.net

With: "--with-mail-gid=mail" I am not so very sure.
In the manual is written: "On systems using sendmail, the ‘sendmail.cf’ configuration file
designates the group id of sendmail processes using the DefaultUser option."

So I watched sendmail.cf and it`s written:
"# default UID (can be username or userid:groupid)
O DefaultUser=mail:mail"

I added the user "mail" with "useradd -g mail -s /bin/false mail"
" - so this should be correct?

Sendmail I installed with: apt-get install sendmail

In /etc/aliases I have the default-mailmanlist and I have:

help:              "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post help"
help-admin:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin help"
help-bounces:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces help"
help-confirm:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm help"
help-join:         "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join help"
help-leave:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave help"
help-owner:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner help"
help-request:      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request help"
help-subscribe:    "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe help"
help-unsubscribe:  "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe help"

After that I did "newaliases" and got a confirmation of that.

In sendmail.cf there is No entry for smrsh, so I should not have that.

The problem is still: If I send a mail to the mailinglist it`s not posted to the members of the list.

Has anybode experiences with mailman in combination with sendmail?
Is there anything that is important to look at?

What I don`t understand: If I get a confirmation after creating a mailinglist or after subscribing a user to a list
it should mean that sendmail runs correctly? Or not????

Thank you very much, Kai
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