[Mailman-Users] Problem creating mailing lists via webinterface in2.1.11

Steve Matzura smtgv at noisynotes.com
Thu Mar 29 01:54:17 CEST 2012

I've obviously bunged this up badly. Now here it is, all correct and
properly assigned to each half of the problem:

When creating the list admin at theglobalvoice.info, "unknown virtual
host" is the error, but some way, somehow, the list gets partially

If I send a message to that partially created list, Mailman sends back
a message of undeliverability with this error text:

Remote host said: 550 5.1.1 <admin at theglobalvoice.info>: Recipient
address rejected: User unknown in virtual mailbox table

I looked in postfix.cf and discovered the virtual host name is really
patronus.theglobalvoice.info, which may have something to do with why
the Web create doesn't work, but 'newlist' does.

On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:19:29 -0500, you wrote:

>On Mar 28, 2012, at 4:40 PM, Steve Matzura wrote:
>> On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 16:24:07 -0500 (CDT), you wrote:
>>> How about the error message you get when you try to create a list via the 
>>> web interface. The one that you assumed we would somehow all know without 
>>> you telling us (having never had an error when creating a list or if I 
>>> did, not in recent years, I haven't the slightest clue what sort of error 
>>> message you might have recieved). It seems rather likely that the error 
>>> you received dealt with alias creation which you seem to want to think of 
>>> as a second unrelated problem.
>> Error already reported in a previous message, but here's the Reader's
>> Digest version. After going through the process of creating a new list
>> via the Web interface, the error message "unknown virtual host" is
>> given, and no mailing list is created.
>Just to show you how confused this became, I thought "unknown virtual host" was the error being returned to someone trying to post. I do not recall you ever saying that was the error the web interface was returning.

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