[Mailman-Users] mails bounce when sent to join address

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 17 18:46:16 CEST 2009

punit_j wrote:

>Hi , I am trying to integrate mailman with postfix. I have created new list :- bin/list_lists2 matching mailing lists found:    Mailman - Mailman site list    Testing - [no description available]$ bin/list_members testingtest2 at test.comAlias file as follows : -# STANZA START: mailman# CREATED: Fri Apr 17 08:46:08 2009mailman:             "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"mailman-admin:       "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"mailman-bounces:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"mailman-confirm:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"mailman-join:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"mailman-leave:       "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"mailman-owner:  
>      "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"mailman-request:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"mailman-subscribe:   "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"mailman-unsubscribe: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"# STANZA END: mailman# STANZA START: testing# CREATED: Fri Apr 17 08:46:08 2009testing:             "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post testing"testing-admin:       "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman admin testing"testing-bounces:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman bounces testing"testing-confirm:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman confirm testing"testing-join:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join testing"testing-leave:       "|/usr/local/mailman/mail
> /mailman leave testing"testing-owner:       "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman owner testing"testing-request:     "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman request testing"testing-subscribe:   "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe testing"testing-unsubscribe: "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe testing"# STANZA END: testing virtual-mailman# STANZA START: testing# CREATED: Fri Apr 17 08:46:08 2009testing at test.com              testingtesting-admin at test.com        testing-admintesting-bounces at test.com      testing-bouncestesting-confirm at test.com      testing-confirmtesting-join at test.com         testing-jointesting-leave at test.com        testing-leavetesting-owner at test.com  &nbs
> p;     testing-ownertesting-request at test.com      testing-requesttesting-subscribe at test.com    testing-subscribetesting-unsubscribe at test.com  testing-unsubscribe# STANZA END: testingNow the problem is when i send mail from new user say test3 at test.com to testing-join at test.com , the mail bounces.:-I'm sorry to have to inform you that your message could notbe delivered to one or more recipients. It's attached below.For further assistance, please send mail to postmaster.If you do so, please include this problem report. You candelete your own text from the attached returned message.                   The mail system<testing-join at test.com>: test.comI have not created user testing-join at test.com on my system, presuming it should be an alias.Please advice what wrong is going on ?Regards,Punit

I don't know what broken MUA produced the above garbage, but when
posting to a mail list you should make an effort to post a readable
text/plain message.

In the mess above I see (replacing   with space)

testing-join:        "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman join testing"

so it looks like you have the alias. Perhaps you are not properly
referencing the aliases in Postfix. See section 6.1.1 of the
installation manual <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html>.

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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