[Mailman-Users] question about log entry of posting to list fromlist owner

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Aug 20 02:13:23 CEST 2010

Christopher Adams wrote:
>I have noticed in my mailman logs an entry like this, which comes
>repeatedly, and not just for one particular list. My question is, what is
>posting to the list from the listname-owner that is causing this?
>Aug 19 12:13:16 2010 (12806) post to yspnetwork from
>listname-owner at mydomain.com size=3047, message-id=<
>mailman.245.1282239915.26781.listname at mydomain.com>, 1 failures

That's from the post log. There should also be a message in the
smtp-failure log of form 'delivery to %(recipient)s failed with code
%(failcode)d: %(failmsg)s' giving more specific information about the
failed recipient and reason.

The sender and message-id in the log message you quote indicate that
this is a Mailman generated message, not a post, possibly a notice of
a held post or a response to a message to listname-request, etc.

Most likely the original messages are spam and Mailman is sending some
response to the sender of the spam and your MTA is rejecting the
response recipient.

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

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