two questions about mailman

Adam McGreggor lists at
Thu Mar 6 02:09:44 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 05:51:30PM -0600, Scott Berry wrote:
> Hello there,
> I have a couple of questions concerning mailman.
> 1.  I am unable to access any of the web pages for Mailman.  How do I
> correct this problem?

Set-up your webserver to include the Mailman Apache stanzas. There's an
example, iirc, in /etc/mailman/ somewhere.

> 2.  I also get a message saying that the subscribe through email cannot go
> to Mailman.  Here is the error message:
> Hi. This is the qmail-send program at

Ditch Qmail for a start ;)

> I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.
> This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.
> <blind-scanner at>:
> does not like recipient.

  adam at tanqueray:~$ dig -x | grep PTR 	78874 	IN    	PTR

  adam at tanqueray:~$ dig | grep A 57     IN      A

  adam at tanqueray:~$ host -t mx MX record currently not present

> Remote host said: 554 5.7.1 <blind-scanner at>: Relay
> access denied Giving up on

Looks like you're not relaying on the machine:

adam at tanqueray:~$ telnet 25
  Connected to
  Escape character is '^]'.
  helo tanq
  220 ESMTP Postfix (Ubuntu)
  mail from:<>
  250 2.1.0 Ok
  rcpt to:<blind-scanner at>
  554 5.7.1 <blind-scanner at>: Relay access denied

So, as the errors say, relay'ing isn't permitted/being denied, so you
need to fix your Postfix install.

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