[Mailman-Users] unclaimed action of mailman

Masaharu Kawada mkawada at redhat.com
Tue Mar 9 04:29:28 CET 2010


Thank you very much for your response.

One thing to make sure, do you mean that a non-list-member is the 
mailman user?
And the list of the administrator is the mailman user as well?

Best Regards,

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Masaharu Kawada wrote:
>> I have a question about what mailman does when the following
>> log appears into /var/log/maillog.
>> ---/var/log/maillog---
>> Feb 15 12:00:04 xxx postfix/pickup[6279]: 244811C805C: uid=41 from=<mailman>
>> Feb 15 12:00:04 xxx postfix/cleanup[21529]: 244811C805C:
>> message-id=<20100215030004.244811C805C at example.com>
>> Feb 15 12:00:04 xxx postfix/qmgr[20068]: 244811C805C:
>> from=<mailman at example.com>, size=1728, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
>> Feb 15 12:00:04 xxx postfix/local[21232]: 244811C805C:
>> to=<mailman at example.com>, orig_to=<mailman>, relay=local, delay=0.17,
>> delays=0.05/0/0/0.12, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command:
>> /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman)
> A post is delivered to the list named 'mailman'.
>> At the moment the above messages logged, nothing is operated
>> (no mail send to mailman at example.com from mailman at example.com manually),
>> however, this message happens at the almost same time every noon
>> as follows.
>> ---/var/log/mailman/vette---
>> Feb 15 12:00:04 2010 (2129) Mailman post from root at rexample.com held,
>> message-id=<20100215030004.244811C805C at example.com>: Post by non-member
>> to a members-only list
> And that post is held because it is from a non-list-member and the list
> is configured to hold non-member posts.
> Go to the admindb interface for the 'mailman' list and see what the
> posts are.
> They are undoubtedly notifications of a cron error from
> cron/senddigests caused be the same issue as as discussed in the
> thread at
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2010-March/068962.html>.
> If no one knows the admin or moderator password to log in to the
> 'mailman' admindb interface, see the FAQ at
> <http://wiki.list.org/x/T4A9>.
> Note that the 'mailman' list should be configured to accept non-member
> posts for this and other reasons, or at least, the mailman crontab
> should have a MAILTO= directive to direct error output to a person.

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