[Mailman-Users] Having a number of problems

Chris Johnson Chris.Johnson at sekoworldwide.com
Wed Dec 3 17:45:36 CET 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Ruffolo [mailto:joer at mrkgroup.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 12:24 PM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Having a number of problems
> I've been trying for weeks to get mailman up and running. Im very new
> to
> Linux, mailman, apache and all the MTA's.
> I've followed all the write up's but can never seem to get mailman to
> work
> correctly.
> Right now im at the point where if I create a newlist it will send an
> email
> to the administrator of that list (me) but the links (URLS) it sends in
> the
> email do not work (I get page not found errors).
> After fooling around and looking around I was able to access the web
> management part of mailman ( by total luck I was tooling around and in
> /var/mail/ i found an email that had the same URL on it and i copy and
> pasted it and it worked. It only works on the server in which mailman
> runs
> on) so I can administer my lists from there.
> The problem is
> I can mass subscribe a billion people and they actually receive the
> welcome
> to such and such list but they cant email that list.  I don't know
> where the
> email goes.  Afew days ago i was getting mailer daemon errors.
> I also cant access the links to that list as well.
> What am I missing here!

Do you have a DNS entry for the host and domain name?
Since it's working from the localhost I'd expect that you can't resolve the name in the link from the list.

Try the command 'nslookup hostname.domain.com' (without quotes and replace hostname.domain.com with your lists fqdn). Run the command from the local machine and from a remote machine and compare the results. If you can get dns resolution from the remote contact your ISP or hosting provider to add the machine's name to dns.

> I am using sendmail as my MTA
> Thanks in advnace!
> Joe

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