[Mailman-Users] To and Sender address seem wrong ?

Andy McClements a.mcclements at linst.ac.uk
Tue Jul 6 17:29:09 CEST 1999

Hi All,

There's something not right here..

I want my listserver to appear to be running on a system with the name
"lists.domain.org" instead of its full-qualified domain name "box.domain.org".

Accordingly, I've created a CNAME DNS record for "lists" that points to the
FQDN, and added "lists.domain.org" to the /etc/sendmail.cw file. The system
is now happy to accept mail to addresses at "lists.domain.org".

I've set (1). DEFAULT_HOST_NAME in mm_cfg.py and (2). "Host name this list
prefers" in the list configuration web interface, to "lists.domain.org".

However, I find that in messages coming from the list I see the following

To: test-list at box.domain.org
Sender: test-list-admin at box.domain.org
X-BeenThere: test-list at lists.domain.org

eg. the To: and Sender: seem to be wrong. I *sent* the message to
"test-list at lists.domain.org", so in fact the To: header has been changed to
the wrong address by Mailman.

Where is Mailman picking up the FQDN ? How do I fix this ?

Andy McClements            | mailto: a.mcclements at linst.ac.uk 
Network Administrator      | http:   it.linst.ac.uk 
The London Institute HEC   | phone:  0171 514 6051 

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