[Mailman-Users] Outgoing mail flow problem

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Aug 19 17:43:34 CEST 2011

Jack Barnes wrote:

>I have setup mailman as our school districts list server.  For email, we use
>Google and our domain is ccsuvt.org.  The listserv is a subdomain named

Please see <http://wiki.list.org/display/DOC/Mailman+is+not+Listserv>.

>The problem that we are experiencing is that outgoing
>email is going to Google that returns a message that there is no user with
>that name.

What is your Mailman setting for SMTPHOST? Is it the default
'localhost' or have you overridden it in mm_cfg.py?

>At the same time, if I am a member of the list, I can send a posting to the
>list and all of the recipients receive it if they have an account with
>Google no matter what the domain (xxxxx at ccsuvt.org or xxxxx at gmail.com.
>I must be missing something but I can't figure out why outgoing mail is even
>going to Google.  We are using Postfix so is it a setting in Postfix?  Is it
>a setting in our Google account?

Either SMTPHOST is set to a Google server in mm_cfg.py or it is
Postfix. What is the output from 'postconf -n'?

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