[Mailman-Users] No outgoing mails with Postfix when sending mail to list

Matthias Laug mattes912 at googlemail.com
Tue Aug 19 07:25:15 CEST 2008

Hello everybody,

I'm stuck with a problem. I've installed mailman and postfix via apt (debian
If I register a user or a bounce message is sent to the list owner, the
emails go through and are received by the recipient. But if any user sends
an email to the list, it will be archieved but not send to all llist

There seems to be something wrong with the aliases, because if I change
postfix config (main.cf) from

alias_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_database = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db


alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases

email are send to list members, but along with an error message 550, that
the adress is not available.

I hope anybody can help me with this problem.
I post my config down below:

*mm_config (mailman)*
*# The name of the list Mailman uses to send password reminders
# and similar. Don't change if you want mailman-owner to be
# a valid local part.

# If you change these, you have to configure your http server
# accordingly (Alias and ScriptAlias directives in most httpds)
DEFAULT_URL_PATTERN = 'http://%s/cgi-bin/mailman/'
PRIVATE_ARCHIVE_URL = '/cgi-bin/mailman/private'
IMAGE_LOGOS         = '/images/mailman/'

# Default domain for email addresses of newly created MLs
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'berliner-wingolf.de'
# Default host for web interface of newly created MLs
DEFAULT_URL_HOST   = 'berliner-wingolf.de'
# Required when setting any of its arguments.

# The default language for this server.

# Iirc this was used in pre 2.1, leave it for now
USE_ENVELOPE_SENDER    = 0              # Still used?

# Unset send_reminders on newly created lists

# Uncomment this if you configured your MTA such that it
# automatically recognizes newly created lists.
# (see /usr/share/doc/mailman/README.{EXIM,...})
# MTA=None   # Misnomer, suppresses alias output on newlist

# Uncomment if you use Postfix virtual domains, but be sure to
# read /usr/share/doc/mailman/README.POSTFIX first.
POSTFIC_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = ['berliner-wingolf.de']*

*main.cf (postfic)*
*# Debian specific:  Specifying a file name will cause the first
# line of that file to be used as the name.  The Debian default
# is /etc/mailname.
#myorigin = /etc/mailname

smtpd_banner = $myhostname ESMTP $mail_name (Debian/GNU)
biff = no

# appending .domain is the MUA's job.
append_dot_mydomain = no

# Uncomment the next line to generate "delayed mail" warnings
#delay_warning_time = 4h

# TLS parameters
smtpd_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtpd_scache
smtp_tls_session_cache_database = btree:${queue_directory}/smtp_scache

# See /usr/share/doc/postfix/TLS_README.gz in the postfix-doc package for
# information on enabling SSL in the smtp client.

myhostname = berliner-wingolf.de
alias_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_database = hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db
#alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases
#alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases

myorigin = /etc/mailname
mydestination = berliner-wingolf.de, vs157059.vserver.de,
relayhost =
mynetworks =
mailbox_size_limit = 0
recipient_delimiter = +
inet_interfaces = all
unknown_local_recipient_reject_code = 550
owner_request_special = no


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