[Mailman-Users] Virtual Mailman broke!

Bill Christensen billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Thu May 15 05:13:30 CEST 2014

Do you have the virtual domains listed at the end of
../mailman/mailman/mm_cfg.py  ?

Something like:

DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = '103.greenbuilder.com'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = '103.greenbuilder.com'

That should take the bytesmith domain out of the mix.

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 6:26 PM, Jan Steinman <Jan at bytesmiths.com> wrote:

> I'm using the Mailman and postfix that came bundled with MacOS X 10.6
> (Snow Leopard) on a Mac Mini Server.
> I have problems adding new lists using the web interface. It's been a
> problem forever, but I've forgotten the magic fixes to magic files that
> I've done in the past to correct it.
> I have a number of small non-profits that I host websites for, and each
> has one or more Mailman lists. I run my own DNS and MTA using the domain "
> bytesmiths.com". All these virtual domain lists were working, until I
> added a new list to one of them. It failed to accept the new mailman list
> address after adding the new list through the Mailman web interface.
> So then I started poking around, and noticed the new list did not appear
> like other functioning lists in /var/mailman/data files. I carefully added
> the new list by editing "aliases" and "virtual-mailman" files that warned
> ominously "do not edit!" and ran newaliases(1). I verified that the .db
> files are newer than the edited text files.
> Well, now NONE of my virtual domains work any more. They fail by
> redirecting to the base domain. For example, mail to new list
> "glarp at VirtualDomain.org" -- previously working -- fails with a bounce
> that "glarp at bytesmiths.com" doesn't exist.
> Rather than deluge you with config files and error logs, I thought I'd
> post the symptoms first, to see if anyone could point me in the right
> direction, or could request specific config/log info.
> My gratis "customers" are being very understanding, given the vast amounts
> they are paying me, but needless to say, I'd like to get them back up ASAP!
> Does anyone know what's going on, and how to fix it? What additional
> information can I provide?
> Thanks in advance for any advice offered!
> :::: No, Plaintiffs to not have a fundamental right to own and use a dairy
> cow or a dairy herd... No, Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to
> consume the milk from their own cow... No, Plaintiffs do not have a
> fundamental right to produce and consume the foods of their choice... --
> Patrick J. Fiedler
> :::: Jan Steinman, EcoReality Co-op ::::
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