[Mailman-Users] Admin approval messages not being sent

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Apr 1 18:58:05 CEST 2013

On 4/1/2013 8:22 AM, Christopher Adams wrote:
> I see the message in the Mailman smtp log going to the list and the two
> list owners. I also see the message directed to the list owner address
> in the MTA logs. However, the message is not actually being delivered to
> the list owner via the alias. I have discovered that, using owner
> addresses outside of our subnet work for getting confirmation approvals.
> However, they don't for addresses inside our subnet.

This is what I think I understand from the above.

1) The notice is sent as expected by Mailman to LISTNAME-owner at ...
2) The message to LISTNAME-owner at ... is received by Mailman and resent
by Mailman to all the owner and moderator addresses.
3) Those owner and moderator addresses outside your local subnet receive
the notice, but those inside your local subnet do not.
4) Presumably, the same is true for any mail sent to the
LISTNAME-owner at ... address, i.e., the non-delivery issue does not depend
on the mail to LISTNAME-owner at ... having been generated by Mailman itself.

Is this understanding correct?

Do the 'inside' owner/moderator addresses have a fully qualified domain

> That is strange
> because the owner addresses are deliverable and receive mail through
> list traffic via Mailman.

Owners and moderators do not receive list posts. Only members receive
list posts. There is no connection within Mailman between an
owner/moderator address and a list member address which may be the same.
See <http://wiki.list.org/x/5YA9>.

In any case, if my understanding above is correct, and if the
owner/moderator 'inside' addresses are fully qualified, this is an MTA
issue, not a Mailman issue.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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