[Mailman-Users] Getting Yahoo to accept Mailman list messages

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat May 28 16:01:20 EDT 2016

On 05/28/2016 12:44 PM, Christian F Buser via Mailman-Users wrote:
> I got an error message below from Yahoo:
>> This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
>> A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
>> recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
>> xxxxxxxxx at yahoo.com
>> host mta7.am0.yahoodns.net []
>> SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
>> 554 5.7.9 Message not accepted for policy reasons. See
>> https://help.yahoo.com/kb/postmaster/SLN7253.html
> I asked the provider and here is his answer (which does not help me too
> much since I have not sufficient knowledge about these techniques):
>> Hi Christian,
>> The messages were rejected because they weren't properly
>> authenticated. By default, all outgoing messages from xxxx.ch are DKIM
>> and SPF authenticated. Not sure about the mailing list messages,
>> though. Perhaps the Mailman needs authentication on its own.
> This is a cPanel (56.0.21) installation of Mailman 2.1.20.
> I have looked into the list settings but did not find anything about
> DKIM or SPF, and I also did not really understand the explanations in
> <https://wiki.list.org/DEV/DKIM>. And also, I did not find any settings
> for DKIM or SPF in the list administration pages.

The reply you received is somewhat misleading. It seems the issue is
DMARC policy rejection. Your provider says the outgoing mail is DKIM
signed and passes SPF, and there is no reason to believe that is not the
case, so the rejection must be DMARC related. The relevant FAQs are
<https://wiki.list.org/x/17891458> and <https://wiki.list.org/DEV/DMARC>.

All the mitigations mentioned in the Mailman 2 section of
<https://wiki.list.org/DEV/DMARC> should be available. The recommended
method is to set Privacy options - Sender filters ->
dmarc_moderation_action to Munge From.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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