[Mailman-Users] New User - Cant send to new list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Mar 4 15:12:13 CET 2009

Mitch Gore wrote:
>I am trying to set up a mailman server and having some real difficulties.
>Using CentOS 5.2
>MTA = Postfix
>I have postfix working, i can log into my user and send and receive
>messages.  I then installed mailman and started configuring based on
>this page:
>I created a list named test. Now, i logged into the web interface and
>added some users, all seemed well.
>Then from my postfix mailbox (who is a member/admin) i sent a message
>to the list.
>I get this bounce back:
><test at xxxxxx.org>: Command died with status 6:
>    "/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman  test mailman". Command output: Illegal
>    command: test
>>From my research it appears I have some issue with postfix and mailman
>but im not sure.  Can you please help?

Your aliases are wrong. You have

test: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman  test mailman"

That should be

test: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post test"

You can avoid dealing with manual aliases all together by following

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
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