[Mailman-Users] Problem with a mailman list setup

Matthew Farr matt at ideashop.com
Thu Jan 24 21:55:21 CET 2008

Yes, the other lists are working.

I can see some of these aliases in virtual-mailman and virtual-mailman.db --
but there is a warning not to edit these files. Actually, one functioning
list isn't in either of these files, which makes me think there is a
separate aliases file elsewhere...

OK, same directory I see aliases. This file does have my new list of aliases
(which I did NOT enter manually):

# STANZA START: risingsun
# CREATED: Tue Jan 22 11:15:27 2008
risingsun:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post risingsun"
risingsun-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin risingsun"
risingsun-bounces:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces risingsun"
risingsun-confirm:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm risingsun"
risingsun-join:        "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join risingsun"
risingsun-leave:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave risingsun"
risingsun-owner:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner risingsun"
risingsun-request:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request risingsun"
risingsun-subscribe:   "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe risingsun"
risingsun-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe
# STANZA END: risingsun

However, the aliases.db DOES NOT include any of this information. Is there a
way I can edit this file? Do I need to? Could this be my problem?



-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:20 PM
To: Matthew Farr
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Problem with a mailman list setup

Matthew Farr wrote:
> I tried to set up a new list today, here:
> http://tlca.org/mailman/listinfo/risingsun
> However, no one can send mail to the list. It bounces back with:
> This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification 
> Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
>     risingsun at tlca.org
> Technical details of permanent failure:
> PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 <risingsun at tlca.org>: 
> Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
>>From looking at the documentation, it looks like I need to configure
> Postfix, and maybe a virtual domain file? I'm at a loss. If anyone is 
> willing to help, I do take direction well. Where do I start?

Do the other lists on the site work?

It appears there are no aliases for the new list.  If the MTA is Postfix and
it is 'integrated' with Mailman, the generation of aliases should be
automatic. Otherwise, you may need to manually add the 10 required aliases
for the list to /etc/aliases or wherever they go and run postalias or
newaliases or whatever.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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