[Mailman-Users] mail server cannot communicate with mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Dec 30 15:06:04 CET 2009

Adam McGreggor wrote:

>On Tue, Dec 29, 2009 at 05:18:58PM +0200, George Argyros wrote:
>> I am trying for some days now to setup mailman in debian but i am
>> running to the following problem:
>> Although mailman setup seems fine and the mail server (Exim or
>> Postfix) can send mail to any address, mailman and the mail server
>> cannot communicate. Every time i try to post a message to a list, or
>> send a password reminder from mailman etc. the mails never reach their
>> destination, and usually i get an error after some time.
>Having that error would be quite useful:
>http://exim.org/howto/mailman21.html#lisver is quite useful for Exim.

Also, what is in Mailman's smtp and smtp-failure logs and Exim's

>Certainly for Exim, Exim needs some stanzas for Mailman, have you done
>something along the lines of
>    http://exim.org/howto/mailman21.html

While this how-to is important, it is only for delivery to Mailman. It
doesn't affect delivery of outbound mail from Mailman.

However, that could be the problem here in that posts are not delivered
to Mailman. If other messages from Mailman are delivered, e.g.
subscription confirmation requests or list welcome messages, then the
problem is likely in delivery to Mailman and that how-to is very

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