[Mailman-Users] Mail to some lists works, bounces for others

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jul 12 19:44:22 CEST 2011

Luke Tymowski wrote:
>We have a number of mailing lists that are member-only. On most of the lists, users can post successfully. 
>But on others, even though people attempting to post are members, or in one case the list owner, their mail is rejected.
>"550 5.1.1 Recipient address rejected: User unknown"
>There are no lock files for a particular list.

Locks are not relevant to this issue as Mailman never sees the
attempted posts.

>The only files in /var/lib/mailman/locks are master-qrunner and master-qrunner.mailman.2502
>(The dates on those two files are more than 24 hours into the future - is that normal?)

Yes, the timestamps on the master-qrunner locks are in the future. That
is the time at which the lock expires.

>The /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases shows the relevant aliases for that particular list.

And has the /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db file been updated since
those aliases were added?

In fact does Postfix even use those aliases?

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