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

Barry S, Finkel bsfinkel at att.net
Wed Feb 29 22:06:00 CET 2012

On 2/29/2012 11:21 AM, Frank Bell wrote:
> 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
> 785-670-2334
> 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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If you ran genaliases, and the alias file in use was incomplete, then I 
that genaliases is updating an alias file that is different than the 
alias file
that your MTA is using.

--Barry Finkel

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