[Mailman-Users] messages won't go through

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 17 16:38:21 CET 2009

alex wisser wrote:

>I am using mailman version 2.1.11.cp3 to handle 6 mailing lists for a small community organization and am having difficulty.  Each list has approximately 200 members, subscribed through the mass subscription function on the list admin interface and everything seems to be working, but when I send a message to the list it doesn't seem to be going on to the addresses on the list.

Do you receive other messages from Mailman, e.g., subscription

>I know this because I have put several of my own and other member's of the teams addresses on the list and we haven't gotten anything either to spam or inbox.  I have called people on the list and they haven't gotten anything either.  The messages are stored in the list archives.  I have tried a variety of options including sending them as moderated and non moderated, from the admin address, from a member address, from a non admin address.

If the messages are in the archive, they have gotten past all tests of
moderation, poster, etc., and they should be delivered to the list.

>I have gotten two messages in return.  One was a fatal bounce error from one of the member addresses and the other was an automatically generated reply from another list saying that I would have to belong to that list to post there.

These would seem to indicate that the list is sending something.

>I have also created a small test list with just three addresses on it (my own) and the messages went through fine.  I have compared options on both the real lists and the test list and have found no solution.  Can anyone help me?

The general troubleshooting tips are at <http://wiki.list.org/x/A4E9>.
Also see <http://wiki.list.org/x/sYA9> for cPanel information.

If this is your Mailman installation, the above will be useful. If it
is hosted, and you don't have shell or command access to the server,
you will probably need to contact the host.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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