Thanks for your response and suggestions.
I modified the Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py per you suggestions. The unix_sysadmin-bounce emails now get redirected to email@example.com That is the good part.
But what is happening now is that the mailman server keeps spitting out these emails to the mailman mail list. Every few minutes I am bomarded with these emails from the mailman mail list. The relevant contents are:
Reporting-MTA: dns; utc80.name.com Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost Arrival-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
Final-Recipient: RFC822; firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Action: failed Status: 5.1.1 Remote-MTA: DNS; mailhost.name.com Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com... User unknown Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
Seems that the mailman server (utc80) is re-trying to send to firstname.lastname@example.org, although it knows that this is an unknown user.
Could you tell me how to go about fixing this?
On 2/12/06, Mark Sapiro email@example.com wrote:
Tom Kavanaugh wrote:
If you're thinking that you can get around the issue by having all
from any list be
returned to the 'mailman' list posting address, you could do this in the
source code, but >not by using aliases on mine.name.com.
Yes, this is precisely what I want to accomplish. Could you point me to
place, or the portion of the code that needs to be tinkered with. I am
perl/python person, so this is going to be a huge learning curve for me.
There are two obvious ways that jump to mind.
The first, which will address the bounce issue for all mail, is the following code at the beginning of the process() function in Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py
# Calculate the non-VERP envelope sender. envsender = msgdata.get('envsender') if envsender is None: if mlist: envsender = mlist.GetBouncesEmail() else: envsender = Utils.get_site_email(extra='bounces')
which could simply be replaced by something like
# Envelope sender (bounces) is always the site list. envsender = 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
Don't worry about VERP because it is calculated from envsender.
Another way to do it would be to modify the getListAddress() method definition in Mailman/MailList.py to just return 'email@example.com' when extra is not None and similarly modify get_site_email() in Mailman/Utils.py to ignore the extra argument.
Then it might be possible to do it in your outgoing MTA, not with aliases, but with some kind of rewrite of the envelope sender on outgoing mail if your MTA supports such a thing.
-- Mark Sapiro firstname.lastname@example.org The highway is for gamblers, San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan