[Mailman-Users] Join List Problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 6 17:26:20 CEST 2008

Bill Honneus wrote:
>I renamed the old mailman folder and restarted both mailman and apache.
>I retried emailing the list using my test-join alias and now got the
>following error:
>From: Mail Delivery Subsystem <MAILER-DAEMON at my.domain.com>
>To: myAddress at yahoo.com
>Sent: Tuesday, May 6, 2008 10:45:53 AM
>Subject: Returned mail: see transcript for details
>The original message was received at Tue, 6 May 2008 10:45:53 -0400
>from my.hostname.domain.com []
>  ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>"|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join test"
>    (reason: Service unavailable)
>    (expanded from: <test-join at my.domain.com>)
>  ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>smrsh: "mailman" not available for sendmail programs (stat failed)
>554 5.0.0 Service unavailable
>Reporting-MTA: dns; my.domain.com
>Received-From-MTA: DNS; my.hostname.domain.com
>Arrival-Date: Tue, 6 May 2008 10:45:53 -0400

Now we're getting somewhere. You have smrsh enabled in sendmail and it
is not allowed to execute the /usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman wrapper.
It probably was allowed to execute the old one which is why you didn't
see this before. I.e. you probably have a symlink from mailman to
/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman is the smrsh directory which needs to be
changed (or added if not there) to go to

See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node32.html> and/or sec 3 of

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