[Mailman-Users] exim says 'unrouteable' on new list
mark at msapiro.net
Sun Aug 7 15:29:51 CEST 2011
Rich Lott wrote:
>I have exim4 and mailman running successfully on my server. I have a
>working list that runs at somelistname at artfulrobot.com and a working web
>admin iface. All good.
>But now I want to set up a new list under a subdomain for another
>client. This list name does not clash with my other list, and it is does
>not clash with a username on the server.
>I set it up with this command
>$ newlist -e maybe.artfulrobot.com -u artfulrobot.com community
>I used the web iface to mass subscribe my own email address, and I got a
>"welcome" message. But when I try to send to the list, it bounces back.
>Nb. I can email someotheruser at maybe.artfulrobot.com and receive it at
>someotheruser's normal user account.
>I looked at the output from this command:
>$ exim4 -d -bt community at maybe.artfulrobot.com
>to see why it was failing. Output below.
>Basically, it seems that mm has not registered
>community at maybe.artfulrobot.com in data/virtual-mailman.
I don't know how you are routing and delivering Mailman's incoming mail
in Exim, but you are apparently not following the recommended method
described at <http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html>.
If you rely on data/virtual-mailman, you need to have the following in
MTA = 'Postfix'
POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = [..., 'maybe.artfulrobot.com']
where ... is your other list email domain(s) that you presumably had
since it was working.
>I've read lots of postings, docs etc. but gotten nowhere. I've tried
>fiddling with /etc/mailman/mm_cfg.py, adding things like:
>MTA=None (and MTA='None')
It's MTA = None, not 'None', but as I said above you want MTA =
This should be
unless you already have another add_virtualhost with artfulrobot.com
(or DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'artfulrobot.com') as the url host. If that is
the case, it is probably best to omit this add_virtualhost and have
VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW = Off
>POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = [ 'artfulrobot.com',
And you do want this.
>Each change I've restarted MM. Tried and got the unrouteable error again.
Because restarting Mailman doesn't change anything. You need to run
Mailman's bin/genaliases to rebuild virtual-mailman after adding
'maybe.artfulrobot.com' to POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS.
See below for more.
>Can anyone help?! thanks...
>--------> mailman_router router <--------
>cached yes match for +local_domains
>cached lookup data = NULL
>maybe.artfulrobot.com in "+local_domains"? yes (matched "+local_domains"
>file check: /var/lib/mailman/lists/$local_part/config.pck
>expanded file: /var/lib/mailman/lists/community/config.pck
>stat() yielded 0
It appears you are using something like the router described at
<http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html>, but you have this extra
condition below requiring virtual-mailman. I suggest you remove that
from your Exim mailman router and follow the recommendations in the
>search_open: lsearch "/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman"
> key="community at maybe.artfulrobot.com" partial=-1 affix=NULL starflags=0
> type=lsearch key="community at maybe.artfulrobot.com"
>file lookup required for community at maybe.artfulrobot.com
> in /var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman
>mailman_router router skipped: condition failure
>no more routers
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Exim pid=2959 terminating with rc=2 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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