[Mailman-Users] debugging help - logs show mailman post executed but no mail

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 5 01:18:13 EDT 2018

On 10/04/2018 08:20 PM, Dave Stevens wrote:
> and from syslog.1 this excerpt at the relevant time:
> Oct  3 18:02:11 web5 postfix/smtpd[23732]: connect from
> apps-kam-2.gov.bc.ca[] Oct  3 18:02:11 web5
> postfix/smtpd[23732]: C21AE8ED2DF:
> client=apps-kam-2.gov.bc.ca[] Oct  3 18:02:11 web5
> postfix/cleanup[4673]: C21AE8ED2DF:
> message-id=<201810040102.w9412ABv006557 at apps-kam-2.gov.bc.ca> Oct  3
> 18:02:11 web5 postfix/qmgr[1546]: C21AE8ED2DF:
> from=<DASALERT at gov.bc.ca>, size=1268, nrcpt=1 (queue active) Oct  3
> 18:02:12 web5 postfix/smtpd[23732]: disconnect from
> apps-kam-2.gov.bc.ca[] Oct  3 18:02:12 web5
> postfix/local[4674]: C21AE8ED2DF:this point then deleted 
> to=<kitimat-aqadvisories.ca at web5.bcenclave.ca>,
> orig_to=<Kitimat at aqadvisories.ca>, relay=local, delay=0.92,
> delays=0.2/0.01/0/0.71, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to
> command: /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post kitimat) Oct  3 18:02:12
> web5 postfix/qmgr[1546]: C21AE8ED2DF: removed
> so to me this looks just like a normal delivery. I think it must be the
> case that mailman handed off the delivery to postfix at this point then
> deleted the message. But then why no actual delivery?

Those entries are about Postfix receiving the mail for
Kitimat at aqadvisories.ca and delivering it via pipe to
'/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post kitimat' which is passing it to
Mailman for posting to the kitimat list. Presumably the 'mailman'
wrapper received it and queued it.

I don't know where Mailman's queues are in your installation, but based
on logs being in /var/log/mailman, I'm guessing this is RedHat/CentOS
and queues are in /var/spool/mailman. In particular, I think you'll find
the message in /var/spool/mailman/in/*.pck because IncomingRunner is not
running and processing it's queue. Maybe Mailman is not running at all.

See /var/log/mailman/qrunner and points 2.2 and 6.2 at

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