[Mailman-Users] Mailman post log failures

Darren G Pifer dpifer at odu.edu
Fri Apr 18 18:08:57 CEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-18 at 08:55 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Darren G Pifer wrote:
> >
> >I am seeing these errors in the smtp-failure log:
> >
> >Apr 18 09:11:30 2008 (1231) Low level smtp error: (104, 'Connection
> >reset by peer'), msgid: <200804181200.m3IC01vP026939 at server1.odu.edu>
> >Apr 18 09:13:42 2008 (19445) delivery to user at odu.edu failed with code
> >-1: Connection unexpectedly closed
> >Apr 18 09:13:42 2008 (19445) delivery to user at odu.edu failed with code
> >-1: (104, 'Connection reset by peer')
> >
> >I saw a lot of message in the retry directory.
> Your outgoing MTA (SMTP server) is rudely not accepting mail from
> Mailman. These messages will be queued (in retry/) and retried at 15
> minute intervals for five days before Mailman gives up on them.
> If you can't figure out what's going on, there are some tips at
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.073.htp>
> and
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq06.014.htp>.

I will check out the links for where it went wrong.

> Do you have SMTPHOST and/or SMTPPORT set in mm_cfg.py to some host/port
> that is not appropriate after the move?

Yes, I checked that and did change SMTPHOST before this issue occurred.

> Can Mailman successfully send notices to 1 recipient, or does this
> happen with all mail?

Most of the messages I found in the smtp log that were successfully
delivered were for 1 recipient but there were some cases where there
were several recipients. There were about the same number of failures
in the smtp-failure log.

I will check the links you sent me.


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