[Mailman-Users] All my lists quit working!

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Wed Jan 14 15:58:25 CET 2015

On Jan 13, 2015, at 4:21 PM, Jan Steinman <Jan at EcoReality.org> wrote:

> Thanks for your suggestions and help!
>> From: Larry Stone <lstone19 at stonejongleux.com>
>> Log entries please.
> It never gets as far as Mailman. No log info occurs in mailman/error or mailman/qrunner.
> This is what shows up in mail.log:
> Jan 13 18:04:16 dns postfix/smtpd[49973]: connect from unknown[]
> Jan 13 18:04:16 dns postfix/smtpd[49973]: NOQUEUE: reject: RCPT from unknown[]: 550 5.1.1 <Farmers at EcoReality.org>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in virtual alias table; from=<Jan at EcoReality.org> to=<Farmers at EcoReality.org> proto=ESMTP helo=<[]>
> Jan 13 18:04:16 dns postfix/smtpd[49973]: disconnect from unknown[]
>>> /etc/postfix/main.cf contains the following lines:
>>> 	virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual,hash:/var/mailman/data/virtual-mailman,hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_users
>>> 	alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases,hash:/var/mailman/data/aliases

Now we’re getting somewhere. Postfix thinks Farmers at EcoReality.org is a virtual address and is trying to look it up in the virtual alias table but your Mailman aliases (per your original post) are in alias_maps which is only used for local (not virtual) addresses. I’ve never used virtual addresses in Postfix but I’d suggest looking at http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman-install/postfix-virtual.html for information on using Mailman with Postfix virtual domains.

Larry Stone
lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

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