[Mailman-Users] A list is rejected by email server after migration

Frank Bell frank.bell at washburn.edu
Wed Feb 29 18:21:17 CET 2012

All, within the last ten minutes my linux sysadmin discovered that the 
mailman-aliases file at /etc/mail did not for some reason contain one or 
two entries. (yes after migration I ran genaliases )

Solution was:
He brought the old mailman-aliases from the old server,
copied the missing entries into the new mailman-aliasesand
then ran newaliases

Thanks for the response!!

Thank you,
Frank Bell
Application Systems Admin

1 Cor 15:10
"By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain . . .."

On 2/29/2012 11:13 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Frank Bell writes:
>   >  After an upgrade last night all our lists can send email except one.
>   >  It is rejected by the smtp server it says that address does not exist.
>   >  The mailman page for the list exists, the mbox file exists
>   >  Any thoughts on what went wrong and how to fix it? (just happens to be
>   >  the iss-directors list)
> While this is probably not the best place to get help for this problem
> -- it's almost surely *not* a *Mailman* problem -- we will give it a
> try.  But we need to know what exactly was upgraded and migrated, from
> where to where?  Especially, which MTA(s) is (are) used at your site
> by hosts involved in list post distribution.  And what address is
> being rejected by what server.  (Feel free to post the entire
> rejection message.  That's best.  If necessary you can redact
> information that needs to be private, but that may make diagnosis
> inaccurate.)
> Specifically, if the SMTP server says the address doesn't exist, the
> problem is in the MTA configuration.  The first thing to do is to
> check for a typo in the aliases for the MTA.  The second is that some
> MTAs (Exim, for one) support "automatic" aliases based on certain
> conditions that can include the presence of config files and the like.
> Perhaps a prerequisite for auto-aliasing is missing for that list.
> There are other possibilities but those are the first ones off the top
> of my head.

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