[Mailman-Users] Incoming mail No
gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Wed Mar 18 20:04:58 CET 2009
On 03/18/09 13:24, Tim Ferguson wrote:
> When I attempt to send a post to mailman, my GroupWise (8) GWIA sends
> me an e-mail that completion of the e-mail has been delayed because
> the server (Linux) is down, which it isn't. This message repeats
> about every fifteen minutes or so.
Hum. This makes me believe that GWIA is not able to route email to the
MTA, Postfix (guessing based on previous post), running on the Linux host.
What (sub)domain are you using for your Mailman mailing lists? I.e. are
your mailing lists part of your ccs135.com domain as in
mailing_list at ccs135.com or are they part of a sub-domain as in
mailing_list at sub_domain.ccs135.com?
If you are using a sub-domain, do you have GWIA configured to route said
sub domain to your Linux host?
> Since I've not worked with a Linux mail server before, what is the
> procedure, what software do I need, to send and receive e-mail using
> the Linux server as a regular user just to make sure mail is coming
> and going or to see where it might be hanging up? For install, will
> Thunderbird work, and, if so, how does it need to be configured? I
> realize this is very elementary, but it isn't cooperating like
> Novell's GroupWise or Microsoft's Exchange server.
To start with, make sure that root on the Linux host can send it's self
mail. I typically do something like
'ls' | mail -s "Testing..." root
Note the single quotes around ls to turn off all formatting that may
mess with the email.
If that does work, try the same type of thing but sending the email to
an address on the box with the full domain name on it. I.e.
'ls' | mail -s "Testing..." root at example.net
If that works, try sending the email to somewhere non local to the system.
These all check "sending" of email, thus testing to make sure that your
MTA is installed, functional, and running. If the above tests pass,
then your problem likely is with routing email back in to the system.
If you can, please give more details about your install as they will
help in further diagnosing what is going on.
Grant. . . .
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