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sr #109385: Unable to send mails to list

Submitter:  -*- <_95482>
Submitted:  Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:45:49 AM UTC
Category:  Project mailing lists Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  None
Assigned to:  None Operating System:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed
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Thu 12 Oct 2017 04:25:51 AM UTC, comment #5: 

Thanks Ian.  Closing.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Thu 12 Oct 2017 02:02:16 AM UTC, comment #4: 

Well, someone else finally sent a mail to -email is unavailable- so I became aware of it. This was happening on all new list's for the last 2 weeks or so. I've fixed this issue. I don't have permissions to close this.

Ian Kelling | Senior Systems Administrator, Free Software Foundation
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Ian Kelling <iank>
Site Administrator
Sun 01 Oct 2017 01:14:52 PM UTC, comment #3: 

The KLog project is suffering the same problem with the mailing lists.

Jaime <jaime>
Mon 25 Sep 2017 12:32:08 AM UTC, comment #2: 

I don't know if this is the problem or not but new mailing lists get created by an hourly cron task.  The web interface puts the new mailing list into the queue for creation.  Then once an hour a cron task processes the queue and creates the lists.

Which means that if you created the list in the web interface and then sent email to it before the cron task ran to process the queue and create it then at that time mail to the mailing list will bounce.

Not sure that is the problem here but it is one of the typical problems often seen.

Bob Proulx <rwp>
Site Administrator
Sun 24 Sep 2017 09:02:14 PM UTC, comment #1: 

hi iain - well, as i guess you've seen, it looks like the list got created correctly. there are fsf server(s) which sit between the internet and, though, and i suppose the new address hasn't propagated everywhere yet. it should be instant, but ... maybe try again, and if it still fails, please write (different set of people.)

also, it could only help to include a copy of an actual bounce, with all headers, so it can be known for sure what system is emitting the bounce ...


Karl Berry <karl>
Site Administrator
Sun 24 Sep 2017 10:45:49 AM UTC, original submission:  


I'm unable to send any emails to my newly created list: -email is unavailable- (

I get 550 unroutable address bounces back.

What is wrong here?


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