[Mailman-Users] What log file do I check for successful transmission to the SMTP server?

Dominik Hoffmann dhoffmann at uwalumni.com
Fri Oct 14 22:30:03 EDT 2016

Does the fact that I don't have a file called smtp-failure at /usr/local/mailman/logs/ mean that no SMTP errors have occurred, as far as Mailman is concerned?

> On Oct 14, 2016, at 7:12 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 10/14/2016 03:56 PM, Dominik Hoffmann wrote:
>> So, all of my testing has so far been with email addresses that have their destination on the same system as the one, on which Mailman is running. I just tried a list that has all external destinations.
>> What log files should I look at to see, what might be going wrong?
> If there are problems in Mailman's SMTP delivery to the MTA, they will
> be logged in Mailman's smtp-failure log. Also, whether the message is
> rejected by the MTA at SMTP time or accepted and then rejected later
> there should be an entry in Mailman's bounce log, although this doesn't
> contain diagnostic info.
> Also the MTA's logs should have complete info.
> -- 
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