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I'm not sure if this is a good place to ask this question. It's about mailing list management software called Mailman from GNU. Here are the details:

Hosting provider: Vlexofree Domain: www.sysil.com with Google Apps Mailing List created from hosting cpanel: team4@sysil.com

I have registered a list of subscribers, and tried sending an email to team4@sysil.com. I got the following error message:

Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:


Technical details of permanent failure:
Google tried to deliver your message, but it was rejected by the recipient domain. We recommend contacting the other email provider for further information about the cause of this error. The error that the other server returned was: 550 550-5.1.1 The email account that you tried to reach does not exist. Please try
550-5.1.1 double-checking the recipient's email address for typos or
550-5.1.1 unnecessary spaces. Learn more at
550 5.1.1 http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=6596 23si6479194ewy.44 (state 14).

----- Original message -----

MIME-Version: 1.0
Received: by with SMTP id e8mr1469147wef.110.1264220118960; Fri,
       22 Jan 2010 20:15:18 -0800 (PST)
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2010 20:15:18 -0800
Message-ID: <14c4beb31001222015h4ca1d5fcw2ebcabc69893f926@mail.gmail.com>
From: Stanley Lee <stanigator@gmail.com>
To: team4@sysil.com
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary=0016e6dab0931bccc3047dcd2f1e
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Is there any way of fixing this problem? I would like to be able to have this mailing list to work through my hosting and domain. Thanks in advance.

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Sorry, but I am confused. What does this have to do with Google Apps. Does the maillist exist in google apps or mailman. –  Zoredache Jan 23 '10 at 9:09
We will transfer it for you if nobody can answer your question appropiately here, don't worry :-) –  Ivo Flipse Jan 23 '10 at 9:13
It doesn't matter. I created the list, tried using it, and got bounce-back messages. I want to get rid of this problem and get the list working. –  stanigator Jan 23 '10 at 10:18
It does matter a quite a bit. AFAIK Google doesn't do mailman, but in your question you claim to setup a mail list on Google Apps. You have either done something wrong, or described it wrong. If mailman is setup on a separate host, please tells a bit more about what MTA you are using, what version of linux/unix and so on. –  Zoredache Jan 23 '10 at 18:10
Hmm...I think what you're saying is that this is a problem that has to do with my hosting services? I have tried talking to the hosting service forum for help, but couldn't get much at this point. –  stanigator Jan 23 '10 at 20:30

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I'm not sure I understand, but I think you're saying you've set up a mailing list via your hosting provider's cpanel.

In that case, the problem is that mail to sysil.com is being handled by google, since you've set up google apps mail:

; <<>> DiG 9.3.5-P2 <<>> -t MX sysil.com
;; global options:  printcmd
;; Got answer:
;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 1011
;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 5, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 12

;sysil.com.                     IN      MX

sysil.com.              13659   IN      MX      1 aspmx.l.google.com.
sysil.com.              13659   IN      MX      5 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
sysil.com.              13659   IN      MX      5 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
sysil.com.              13659   IN      MX      10 aspmx2.googlemail.com.
sysil.com.              13659   IN      MX      10 aspmx3.googlemail.com.

You can either set up your mailing list from the google apps administration pages, or disable google apps mail for your domain (which would consist of updating your MX records, something that's probably doable through your host's cpanel).

If there's a way for google apps mail to coexist on one domain with real mailing list software, I'd be interested to hear it.

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All of the mail for sysil.com is handled by Google. If your mail is being handled by Google, then you can not be using Mailman. Mailman runs on the mail server for the domain, and since you don't run your own mail you can't run mailman.

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