[Mailman-Users] Cannot send mail to mailing lists

Krishnadas Kossery krishnadas at marfic.com
Tue Oct 6 16:39:10 CEST 2009

Thanks Adam,

Logs - I meant by MTA logs as well as mailman logs (under /usr/local/mailman/logs)
Yes - bin/mailmanctl is running and test mails/list creations were done after querunner was started. 

Is archiving for the lists switched on? Yes - they are. 
Are messages being delivered to the archives? - No they aren't (It's here I'm stumped) (Nothing under /usr/local/mailman/archives/{public,private} either)

How do you see the mails being sent? From the command line interface running tail -f /var/log/messages; mail -v <list at domain>

I just installed another machine and I can see the same problem. It's some setting I may have missed to configure. :(

KrishnaDas Kossery


-----Original Message-----
From: adam mcgreggor [mailto:adam at tanqueray.amyl.org.uk] On Behalf Of Adam McGreggor
Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2009 7:31 AM
To: Krishnadas Kossery
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Cannot send mail to mailing lists

On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 07:40:25AM -0700, Krishnadas Kossery wrote:
> I have mailman version 2.1.9 running on a Centos 5.2 64 bit. (Python
> 2.4.3/Apache 2.2.3/Sendmail 8.13) I'm able to subscribe to newly
> created mailing lists/Get confirmation e-mails from Mailman on
> subscription.  

> I'm unable to send e-mails to these lists (which I can
> confirm by being a member of these lists and not receiving any e-mails
> when mails are sent to the lists) The logs are clean.

Which logs? Mailman's, presumably.

Empty logs (on a new install) make me think to qrunner not running: is
it? (check, maybe with ps, start with bin/mailmanctl)

Is archiving for the lists switched on? Are messages being delivered
to the archives?

> I tried to send an email from the command line interface of the mailman 
> server and I can see the mails being sent.  

How do you see "the mails being sent"?

> Any suggestions on what to check next would be greatly helpful.

I'd check MTA config, MTA logs, then working out where (if) messages
destined to Mailman were (not) going.

``I speak better English than this villain Bush.''
  (Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf, attrib.)

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