[Mailman-Users] Mailman list sends but doesn't receive mail.

JRC Groups joemailgroups at gmail.com
Thu Dec 9 01:45:16 CET 2010


Again I can't thank you enough for all your help.

I've done some research and received some advice from others on how to
accomplish this with BBEdit which I have found to be a superbly simple and
efficient way to accomplish this. I download the free trial demo and used it
to edit mm_cfg.py file following your recommendations. I also ran the two
sudo commands as you suggested.

This is the output from the Terminal window:

> Last login: Tue Dec  7 18:19:11 on ttys000
> dentserv:~ locadmin$ sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/withlist -l -a -r fix_url
> Password:
> Importing fix_url...
> Running fix_url.fix_url()...
> Loading list implants (locked)
> Saving list
> Loading list mailman (locked)
> Saving list
> Finalizing
> dentserv:~ locadmin$ sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/genaliases
> dentserv:~ locadmin$

I am trying as I type this to continue with the second part of your
recommendations. Where exactly do I find the Postfix main.cf file so that I
can edit it also ?

On a different note, why is the clock on top of the terminal window above
displaying Dec 7 18:19:11 when it is now Dec 8, 4:41 pm here in California ?
The clock on the menu bar of the server computer has the proper time but the
Terminal window seems to be almost a day behind. Could this be a problem ?

Thanks again,


On 12/8/10 3:51 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> JRC Groups wrote:
>> I am extremely grateful that you took the time to help me with this issue.
>> In order for me to make the changes you recommended please allow me to ask
>> some truly basic questions since I have no experience with Unix or editing
>> system files.
>> Is there a simpler way than Terminal (command line) to edit these files and
>> then resave them ? Something along the lines of a text editor. Or do I need
>> to use Terminal to do it ?
> You can edit the files with the TextEdit application, but there may be
> serious issues with permissions or even navigating to the files in
> Finder or the TextEdit open dialog.
> I suggest you do the following:
> To change the postfix main.cf file, use the postconf command's -e
> option as in
>> sudo postconf -e "virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_users,
>> hash:/var/mailman/data/virtual-mailman"
> (above command is all on one line) See "man postconf" for details.
> To edit mm_cfg.py, in terminal you can do
>> sudo /Applications/TextEdit.app/Comtents/MacOS/TextEdit
>> /usr/share/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py
> (above command is all on one line) This will open the file in TextEdit
> in a way that you can save your changes.
> There may be better ways to do this. For example, on my Mac I have a
> 'root' user I can log on to. I would log on as this user and open
> terminal and then invoke the 'vi' editor on the files, but I can't
> explain how to use 'vi' as simply as I can explain the above.

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