[Mailman-Users] How to check mailman on successfully hand off the message?

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Fri Jan 8 19:48:37 CET 2010

On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 10:00:13AM -0800, Hung Phan wrote:
> Hello, folks
> We have about two dozens of lists set to confirm subscription. All  
> lists are working except one. 

Curious. What's different in that list's config, that isn't with the
others? Maybe dump the lists configs, and diff them?

> Somehow the confirmation email never get  
> to the users even though, the smtp log indicates that Mailman  
> dispatches a message for each subscription.
> Jan 06 16:14:51 2010 (2305) 
> <mailman.0.1262823290.13100.chs_parents at mailman.server.address > smtp to 
> chs_parents for 1 recips, completed in 0.067 seconds

Obscuring (if that's what you've done) may not have been too helpful
there. If not, your hostname isn't the best choice.

> On the recipient side, the ISP could not find any trace of the  
> messages being delivered to their email server. They ask us to check  
> whether the messages were successfully hand-off. Beside from the smtp  
> log, any other log that may indicates the messages were successfully  
> sent out?
> Our Mailman is hosted on Fedora 10, Mailman 2.1.12, Exim 4.69-7

Your exim logs.

``There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make
  it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other is to
  make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.'' (C. Hoare)

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