[Mailman-Users] no mail delivery to site list

Larry Kuenning larry at qhpress.org
Wed May 8 17:15:14 CEST 2013

Unlike Francesco's problem, my site list does exist (it was given as 
part of the pre-installed Mailman on my Linux VPS from Network 
Solutions), and after some trouble I've gotten it to put its 
configuration pages at the right URL (lists.mydomain), to list me as the 
owner (instead of noreply at networksolutions.com), and to let me in with a 
password of my own devising.

But mail doesn't get delivered to it.  Mail to mailman at mydomain lands in 
my catchall mailbox, where all the spam for unknown users goes.

This doesn't happen to my regular mailing lists, which I created on this 
server using Plesk (which came preinstalled).  (These lists existed on 
my previous server but were managed by different mailing list software.) 
  Only after setting up my regular lists did I find there was supposed 
to be a "site list" called mailman at mydomain.

I realize this may conceivably be a Postfix issue, or even a Plesk 
issue, but I thought someone here might be able to guess the answer.  My 
own guess, as far as it goes, is that the problem has something to do 
with this server being set up to host multiple virtual domains, and with 
the site list having been created by Network Solutions before I 
installed my own virtual domain.

I've thought of deleting the existing site list and recreating it 
through Plesk, since I know that lists created through Plesk work.  I'm 
reluctant to try this since it would create an interval when the site 
list doesn't exist at all, and I've read that Mailman refuses to operate 
at all under those conditions.  Anyway I would rather know how to find 
whatever is misconfigured about the present site list.

My VPS is running GNU/Linux kernel 2.6.18-028stab101.1 on some kind of 
x86_64 (data reported by uname).  From the generic hardware name and the 
fact that they call it a VPS I suppose this is a virtual machine running 
on some more powerful kind of hardware.


Larry Kuenning
larry at qhpress.org

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