[Mailman-Users] mail message to list disappears
Peter.STUMPF at unoosa.org
Thu Jan 19 09:48:00 CET 2012
I compared the logs of exim for a message to the mailing list that doesn't
work with a message to the list that does work.
And... bam! There it was - I have a user on my system who has the exact
same name as the mailing list is called. Thanks for pointing me back to
the exim logs!
That's what exim put into the logs:
2012-01-19 09:26:04 1RnnJr-0007B3-Sk => somename <somename at someserver.org>
R=local_user T=mail_spool <= not working
2012-01-19 09:29:23 1RnnN5-0007Ba-LE => test <test at someserver.org>
R=mailman_router T=mailman_transport <= working
It clearly shows, that there is a user on my system which has exactly the
same name as the mailing list (d'oh!)
So exim transports the mail message to the user and not to mailman. I just
logged in as as that user and found all the messages I had sent earlier,
in his inbox.
That's totally logical! I should've thought of this before and read the
logs more carefully. It's stated there 'R=local_user T=mail_spool'.
So the system works like a charm, only the guy administering it
From: Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
To: Peter STUMPF/VIENNA/UNO at UNOV
Cc: mailman-users at python.org, "Stephen J. Turnbull"
<stephen at xemacs.org>
Date: 18/01/2012 11:22 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mail message to list disappears
On 1/18/2012 1:07 PM, Peter STUMPF wrote:
> I've sent again a message to be able to trace the actions on the
> server. The only file which got touched was the config.pck, the
> config.pck.last and the request.pck. Everything else didn't receive
> an updated timestamp. the 'in', 'out' and 'virgin' do have the date
> of today, but the time is set to '8:00'.
That's strange. The time stamps of 8:00 on in, out and virgin queue
directories are probably from one or more "n moderator requests"
messages sent by cron/checkdbs at that time. Ihis would indicate the
message never reached the in queue. The updates to config.pck,
config.pck.last and request.pck may have occurred because of an admindb
What exactly is in the exim log for messages to this list? is the
message routed and transported by the 'mailman' router and transport?
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