as a followup to a previous post of mine asking about setting a host
name when configuring mailman, i have a question not about actual setup,
but about *how* i should set it up.
to review, let's say i work at yoyodyne.com, at which there are lots of
internal systems, including one called internal.yoyodyne.com. it's a
fairly stable system, so i want to use it to host one or more mailing
lists, starting with just internal users but with the option to expand to
allow external users access to the same lists.
the first issue: "internal" is not visible to the outside world,
certainly not by that name. in any case, for both internal and external
users, i don't want *anyone* to have to use or see the name "internal",
i want to base all mailman usage on the host name "lists.yoyodyne.com".
(at the very least, this gives me the option of moving the lists to
another host some day transparently). so "lists" is just going to be a
hostname alias for the "internal" system.
the above is easy -- the sys admin at yoyodyne can add the appropriate
entry in the DNS tables to route incoming mail addressed to "lists" to the
"internal" machine. so far, so good.
but here's the rub. all email addresses of people at yoyodyne are of
the form fred(a)yoyodyne.com -- no specific host name is used as part of the
address, all mail just goes to the central mail server and is fetched from
there. but what does this do to my mailman configuration?
i can see that, when i'm configuring mailman, i'd set my
DEFAULT_URL_HOST to "lists.yoyodyne.com", since that's how i want everyone
to see the alleged mail host. but what about DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST?
if i set that to "lists.yoyodyne.com", that sort of violates the
longtime usage of not putting a specific hostname on the domain name when
mailing to an account at yoyodyne (as in, mailman(a)lists.yoyodyne.com).
but if i leave the hostname off, to get mailman(a)yoyodyne.com, i run the
risk of someone else at yoyodyne saying, "hey, mailing lists! cool! i
think i'll set some up as well", and clashing with my already-existing
mailman(a)yoyodyne.com address, even if they use a different URL. sort of,
pooched if i do, pooched if i don't.
so what's the general solution? or am i describing a situation that's a
bit weird that most people wouldn't run into? a pointer to a URL would be
Is there an easy way to sort users on the membership management page by name,
rather than email address?
If not, could someone point me to where/how the sorting takes place? I have
python book in hand...
Linux / High Performance Computing Administrator
The University of Texas at Austin
Mechanical Engineering Department
ETC 3.130 ph: 512.471.5951
I'm running a personalised on-way list. So far, everything works
accept of the CC Header with the listadress included in every mail.
I don't need them and it is confusing for the recipients - can I get
rid of the CC entry???
Hi friends :))
I have tried to sent out a mail to my users, but I recieved this message:
As list administrator, your authorization is requested for the
following mailing list posting:
Reason: Message body is too big: 225276 bytes with a limit of 40KB
Where can I change the limit?
Hi everybody !
I'm Mauricio from Brazil and I use the mailman to create mailling list.
But I have a little problem. I have created a lot of mail list , but in this moment I forgot the password of one of them.
How can I change the password of this list ?
Ps. I don't have the password of this list , so I need to change. How can I do that ?
So , I'm waiting for answers.
Linux User #288649
Repostet with more 'talking' Subject ;-)
I think its trivial or FAQ. But these confirmation-messages got a nasty Subject
ala "confirm 492724b6c476abf9e8a49555dad65757395exxxx". I know some lists, where
it is changed. BUT where to change it?
Just because some Contentfilters in this world don´t like the "original"...
I've created a list specifically for discussing Mailman 3 design and
development. Feel free to subscribe at:
I'd like to keep MM3 discussions off the main mailman-developers list as
much as possible. The list will be open and will be run with
essentially the same policies as mailman-developers and mailman-users,
except that it will reject posts by non-members. Sorry, but I think
this will help keep the signal to noise ratio high and it reduces my
I want to give the list a few days to get populated and then I'll start
posting some issues in preparation for the upcoming sprint at Pycon.
If I send a message to "test-request(a)mydomain.com" with "subscribe" in
the message body, nothing happens. No bounce, so subcribe, no nothing.
If I send the same message with "subscribe" in the subject line, all
is well. Is there a way to cause a bounce when a -request message is
not in proper form?
My first post here. I tried to search the archives but it seems that the
website is retarded.
(1) How do I delete MailMan archives (using SSH)?
(2) What is this for under "Membership Management".
"Set everyone's moderation bit, including those members not currently
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