[Mailman-Users] stopped sending mail

Al's mail al-black at telus.net
Tue Jun 23 07:55:02 CEST 2015

Hi everyone,

I’m having problems with my mailman installation.  Its running on a FreeBSD 10.1 and mailman version is 2.1.20.

I’ve been tracking an intermittent delivery problem with digests, the reports were of “missing digests”.  I couldn’t see anything other than the usual non-delivery reasons — busy hotmail and yahoo servers.  All good.  After getting reports about no mail I checked today;  mail is going in its just not getting out.

A couple of directories had the ownership changed to web, so I restored those.  

I checked mailman error log, and the last entry is:

Jun 12 06:30:44 2015 (35925) admindb: No such list “lls)":

So I ran check_db with these results: Nothing to do.

Ran check_perms with the following results:

Warning: Private archive directory is other-executable (o+x).
         This could allow other users on your system to read private archives.
         If you're on a shared multiuser system, you should consult the
         installation manual on how to fix this.
No problems found

The archive warning isn’t a problem, because none of the lists are archived.

I’ve also done a mailmanctl stop -s and restart.  Top and ps shows its running.

Looking at the smtp-failure logs, I’m seeing these kinds of errors:

Jun 22 22:16:19 2015 (84960) delivery to ***@ipederson.com failed with code -1: please run connect() first
Jun 22 22:16:19 2015 (84960) delivery to dude at sbcglobal.net failed with code -1: Connection unexpectedly closed
Jun 22 22:16:19 2015 (84960) delivery to somebody at yahoo.com failed with code -1: please run connect() first

Any thoughts what might be going on, or what I should look at next?

Thanks in advance


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