Using Mailman with virtual domains.
and for web)
virtual name of the list
*** This step could really hose you. Make sure that your virtual web site works or you will loose the ability to access the list config. If that happens, go into ~mailman/lists/<listname>/.. and copy "config.db.last" over the current "config.db". You will loose all recent changes, but you will once more be able to access the config of the list.
This should let you setup multiple virtual lists with the same primary name: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
The mail for each list will come into your virtual-users tables and be replaced by the unique local name: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
From there they will go to the created mailman lists. They will be accepted
as valid for the lists (since the lists have that name as well as the virtual defined as being acceptable). They will be sent out from Mailman using the "Host name this list prefers" which is the virtual name. (note, your server has to be setup to relay for the virtual domain!).
Really the only tricky parts are the web redirects.
Any critiques or additions are welcome. Good Luck!
Jon Carnes ----- Original Message ----- From: "Stephane Bortzmeyer" email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, April 08, 2002 9:30 AM Subject: [Mailman-Users] "True" virtual domains [netaktiv.com #99]
We are an ISP and we have several clients requesting a mailing list. Often, the names collide. No problems with email addresses, we know how to configure Postfix to have email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org point to different mailboxes.
But I cannot do the same with Mailman. Mailing lists are apparently unique, whatever the domain is. So, I must create info-company and info-npo and set a different host_name for each list. Not a big deal except that this name appears in messages sent and email@example.com is not really elegant.
I tried changing real_name. As its documentation said, it is discouraged and, indeed, it does not work (the original name still appears in messages).
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