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Hi there,

I'm a web site designer and programmer, with a limited understanding of
shell access.

I tried to set up a new list today, here:
http://tlca.org/mailman/listinfo/risingsun

However, no one can send mail to the list. It bounces back with:
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
risingsun at tlca.org
Technical details of permanent failure:
PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 <risingsun at tlca.org>: Recipient
address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
From looking at the documentation, it looks like I need to configure
Postfix, and maybe a virtual domain file? I'm at a loss. If anyone is
willing to help, I do take direction well. Where do I start?

TIA,
Matt

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Matt Farr
Idea Shop Inc.
Centennial, CO 80122
matt at ideashop.com
www.ideashop.com
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  • Brad Knowles at Jan 23, 2008 at 5:33 am

    On 1/22/08, Matthew Farr wrote:

    From looking at the documentation, it looks like I need to configure
    Postfix, and maybe a virtual domain file? I'm at a loss. If anyone is
    willing to help, I do take direction well. Where do I start?
    The Mailman documentation is available under
    <http://www.list.org/docs.html>. From the sound of it, you need to
    start with the Site Administrator documentation, particularly section
    6.1 at <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node12.html>.

    --
    Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
    LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
  • Mark Sapiro at Jan 23, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Matthew Farr wrote:
    I tried to set up a new list today, here:
    http://tlca.org/mailman/listinfo/risingsun

    However, no one can send mail to the list. It bounces back with:
    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
    risingsun at tlca.org
    Technical details of permanent failure:
    PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 <risingsun at tlca.org>: Recipient
    address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
    From looking at the documentation, it looks like I need to configure
    Postfix, and maybe a virtual domain file? I'm at a loss. If anyone is
    willing to help, I do take direction well. Where do I start?

    Do the other lists on the site work?

    It appears there are no aliases for the new list. If the MTA is Postfix
    and it is 'integrated' with Mailman, the generation of aliases should be
    automatic. Otherwise, you may need to manually add the 10 required
    aliases for the list to /etc/aliases or wherever they go and run
    postalias or newaliases or whatever.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Matthew Farr at Jan 24, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    Yes, the other lists are working.

    I can see some of these aliases in virtual-mailman and virtual-mailman.db --
    but there is a warning not to edit these files. Actually, one functioning
    list isn't in either of these files, which makes me think there is a
    separate aliases file elsewhere...

    OK, same directory I see aliases. This file does have my new list of aliases
    (which I did NOT enter manually):

    # STANZA START: risingsun
    # CREATED: Tue Jan 22 11:15:27 2008
    risingsun: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post risingsun"
    risingsun-admin: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin risingsun"
    risingsun-bounces: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces risingsun"
    risingsun-confirm: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm risingsun"
    risingsun-join: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join risingsun"
    risingsun-leave: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave risingsun"
    risingsun-owner: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner risingsun"
    risingsun-request: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request risingsun"
    risingsun-subscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe risingsun"
    risingsun-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe
    risingsun"
    # STANZA END: risingsun

    However, the aliases.db DOES NOT include any of this information. Is there a
    way I can edit this file? Do I need to? Could this be my problem?

    Matt





    -----Original Message-----
    From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net]
    Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:20 PM
    To: Matthew Farr
    Cc: mailman-users at python.org
    Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Problem with a mailman list setup

    Matthew Farr wrote:
    I tried to set up a new list today, here:
    http://tlca.org/mailman/listinfo/risingsun

    However, no one can send mail to the list. It bounces back with:
    This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification
    Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
    risingsun at tlca.org
    Technical details of permanent failure:
    PERM_FAILURE: SMTP Error (state 13): 550 <risingsun at tlca.org>:
    Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table
    From looking at the documentation, it looks like I need to configure
    Postfix, and maybe a virtual domain file? I'm at a loss. If anyone is
    willing to help, I do take direction well. Where do I start?

    Do the other lists on the site work?

    It appears there are no aliases for the new list. If the MTA is Postfix and
    it is 'integrated' with Mailman, the generation of aliases should be
    automatic. Otherwise, you may need to manually add the 10 required aliases
    for the list to /etc/aliases or wherever they go and run postalias or
    newaliases or whatever.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
  • Mark Sapiro at Jan 25, 2008 at 3:33 am

    Matthew Farr wrote:
    Yes, the other lists are working.

    I can see some of these aliases in virtual-mailman and virtual-mailman.db --
    but there is a warning not to edit these files. Actually, one functioning
    list isn't in either of these files, which makes me think there is a
    separate aliases file elsewhere...

    OK, same directory I see aliases. This file does have my new list of aliases
    (which I did NOT enter manually):

    # STANZA START: risingsun
    # CREATED: Tue Jan 22 11:15:27 2008
    risingsun: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post risingsun"
    risingsun-admin: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin risingsun"
    risingsun-bounces: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces risingsun"
    risingsun-confirm: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm risingsun"
    risingsun-join: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join risingsun"
    risingsun-leave: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave risingsun"
    risingsun-owner: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner risingsun"
    risingsun-request: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request risingsun"
    risingsun-subscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe risingsun"
    risingsun-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe
    risingsun"
    # STANZA END: risingsun

    However, the aliases.db DOES NOT include any of this information. Is there a
    way I can edit this file? Do I need to? Could this be my problem?

    The aliases.db file is updated from the aliases file by the command

    postalias /path/to/data/aliases

    The list creation process that added these aliases to the data/aliases
    file should run the postalias command defined as POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD in
    Defaults.py/mm_cfg.py (default is /usr/sbin/postalias) to update the
    aliases.db. Perhaps this failed for some reason.

    Another possibility is that Postfix's main.cf doesn't reference
    data/aliases in alias_maps.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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