I created a mailman list this morning (received the list creation confirmation message more than 10 hours ago). Things seem to be working okay, except that the “convenience addresses” aren’t working.
In the control panel, Mail > Manage Email, it looks as if the addresses are set up – for instance it says the address
But when I use the first version of the address, I get the error message -
SMTP error from remote mailer after RCPT TO:<
host mx2.balanced.postal.mail.dreamhost.com [126.96.36.199]:
email@example.com>: Recipient address rejected:
User unknown in virtual alias table
When I use the “lists.somedomain.com” version of the address all works as expected.
I’ve checked a couple of the lists that I’ve had created for some time – those convenience addresses still seem to be working just fine.
I’ve reported this to support, but since I spent about an hour convincing myself I hadn’t done anything differently this time, I thought I’d post here to save someone else the grief. My workaround for now is just to tell my users to use the “inconvenient” address forms – with the extra “lists.”
Is anyone else seeing this problem – or other very long delays settng up e-mail forwarding aliases?