[Mailman-Users] Install question - was: Errors on mailman startup

Malveeka Tewari malveeka at gmail.com
Mon Jun 1 20:23:57 CEST 2009

Hi Mark

Yes I meant DEFAULT_URL_HOST and DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST.. Sorry about that

Postfix seems to be working fine..
I am able to send and recieve mails to the local users

I do not have a fixed IP address. Is there anywhere I can get a free domain
name for my laptop fr sometime ( 1 week or so) so that I can test my mailman
setup on my laptop?

Since don't have any FQDN for my laptop, If I want to run mailman on my
laptop what should i give the value of DEFAULT_URL_HOST and

On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 4:48 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> Malveeka Tewari wrote:
> >
> >I trying to run mailman on my own laptop.
> >I have been able to install mailman and it's running (i can view the
> mailman
> >start up pages)
> >
> >I have specified the DEFAULT_URL_HOST and DEFAULT_URL_HOST to be my
> laptop's
> >ip addresses in mm_cfg.py
> >
> >But am not able to send/recieve mails
> >I am also not able to create new lists.
> >(When trying to create new lists, I get an error: *Unknown virtual host )
> >*
> >Is there something wrong with my postfix installation or with the
> mm_cfg.py
> >values?
> Note that these should be defined as domain names, not IP addresses. IP
> addresses may work in some contexts, but if you don't have a domain
> name, you will have problems sending and receiving mail. Note these
> are generic problems with mail, and not specific to Mailman.
> In order to be able to send mail reliably, you need a non-generic
> domain name with a fixed IP address and a rDNS pointing from that IP
> to the domain name. Without these, you will find your mail blocked by
> many services.
> After defining DEFAULT_URL_HOST and DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST in mm_cfg.py,
> you need
> to remove the Defaults.py values from the VIRTUAL_HOSTS dictionary, and
> to add the new values.
> Can you send mail from your laptop through the local Postfix? E.g.,
> with Postfix's 'sendmail' command.
> Can your laptop receive any mail at all, e.g. for a local user?
> --
> 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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