[Mailman-Users] [SOLVED] no mail delivery to site list

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri May 10 17:14:06 CEST 2013

On 05/10/2013 07:53 AM, Larry Kuenning wrote:
> On 5/10/2013 9:03 AM, I wrote:
>> If this creates valid files, will Postfix start using the new
>> versions immediately, or do I need to do something else to draw its
>> attention to the changes?
> After updating transport.db and virtual.db, and before posting, I ran
> newaliases just in case, with the result that now I don't know whether
> that step was necessary.

Per my reply that you hadn't seen yet, no it wasn't. newaliases just
updates the .db files for those files in alias_database, i.e.
/etc/aliases in your case.

>> I'm guessing this means that Plesk creates the .db files directly
>> without using text files.  Ugh.  Now I wonder, if I use postalias to
>> update the .db files after editing my newly created text files, will
>> Plesk eventually overwrite my work, say the next time I create a mailbox
>> or an e-mail alias?  I guess the way to find out is to try.
> I tried this too, creating a new alias for my catchall box after my
> first successful post.  A second post arrived with no trouble, and
> examining the .db files with postmap shows they are as they should be.
> So at any rate Plesk doesn't throw away data it finds in those files
> that it didn't put there.


Anyway, I'm glad it's working for you.

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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