[Mailman-Developers] Admins not getting admin messages
barry at python.org
Tue Feb 3 14:43:53 EST 2004
On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 08:49, Skip Montanaro wrote:
> After upgrading from MM 2.0 to 2.1 several months ago, admin messages
> (pending subscriptions, mail from non-members) stopped going to the three of
> us who administer the cedu mailing list. We don't learn about this stuff
> until the daily summary of administrative requests comes out. Furthermore,
> mail sent to the cedu-admin address generates an uncaught bounce
> notification. We used to use that address to communicate amongst ourselves.
> The alias definitions for the list are
> cedu: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman post cedu"
> cedu-admin: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman admin cedu"
> cedu-bounces: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman bounces cedu"
> cedu-confirm: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman confirm cedu"
> cedu-join: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman join cedu"
> cedu-leave: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman leave cedu"
> cedu-owner: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman owner cedu"
> cedu-request: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman request cedu"
> cedu-subscribe: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman subscribe cedu"
> cedu-unsubscribe: "|/etc/smrsh/mailman unsubscribe cedu"
> /etc/smrsh/mailman is a symlink to /home/mailman21/mail/mailman.
> Mail sent to the cedu-owner address seems to go to all three of us. What I
> don't understand is what the cedu-admin address is for and where the admin
> messages are going.
> It seems clear that I missed something during the 2.0->2.1 upgrade, but I'm
> at a loss to see what. Any guidance would be much appreciated.
In MM2.1, the -admin address is an alias for -bounces not -owner. This
is primarily for backwards compatibility reasons. Note however that
immediate admin notifications should go to the -owner address, not
-admin. In fact, you should treat -admin as deprecated; eventually it
will go away.
In the General admin page, check the value for admin_immed_notify. That
controls whether you get those pending subscription notifications and
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