[Mailman-Users] Incoming Mail Going to Wrong List ( was: List Distribution Sequence Confusion)

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Sat Jan 3 01:51:24 CET 2009

I have more information on this that explains why I was confused about
the sequence of events for processing mail to a list.  It is not going
to listname-bounces but rather going to mailman-bounces. The message is
addressed to listname at mydomain.com but winds up going to
mailman at mydomain.com instead. Why is the wrong list processing the
incoming mail? How do I debug this? TIA.

Dennis Putnam wrote:
> I am having a problem when mailman (2.1.9) tries to distribute mail. My
> main problem is that I do not understand what it is doing. I do not have
> a static IP and I have to relay outgoing mail through my ISP's server.
> Thus there was a lot of fudging of the configuration to make it work
> thanks to help from this list. When I try to send mail to a list it
> seems to be trying to mail it to listname-bounces at fakehost.mydomain.com.
> As result I get this this message from my ISP's server, not unexpectedly:
> 550 [PERMFAIL] destination not valid within DNS (in reply to RCPT TO
> command))
> I don't understand why it is sending mail there instead of to the
> members of the list. What am I doing wrong?
> FWIW, this was a working system prior to upgrading my Mandriva OS to
> 2008.1 so lots of things were changed. I can't say what specifically so
> this is almost like starting from scratch even though I copied all the
> config files from the working system.
> Thanks.

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