[Mailman-Users] Multiple domain matters

J. Frederick Ball OEF fball at franciscans.com
Fri Jul 13 03:41:10 CEST 2001

Well, I posted about three different questions to the list about how to get 
the multiple domain thing happening on my system, which elicited varied and 
interesting comments -- mostly suggestions to either run multiple copies of 
Mailman or to give in and use a single domain for all lists.  While the 
first suggestion is a possible workaround and the second essentially says 
"forget it," neither truly answers the question.  However, my search of the 
archives demonstrated to my satisfaction that it is a real question and 
concern for many people.

Therefore, I'll offer the very simple solution that worked for me -- which 
is probably terribly obvious to you who are experienced but wasn't so 
obvious to the rest of us -- on the chance that someone else may benefit 
from my spelling out the obvious.  After all, that's how lists like this 
are eminently helpful -- by providing the simple solutions to things that 
others just don't happen to know.

First, I'm running FreeBSD 4.3-STABLE, sendmail, and Mailman 2.0.5.  After 
getting a list up and working successfully at my default domain, which 
required manually tweaking the aliases file to set up the list addresses, I 
went into the admin web interface and changed the next-to-last option under 
"General otpions" -- "Host name this list prefers."  I set that to:


Upon submitting the changes, the list info page read:

         To post a message to all the list members, send email to 
list at preferreddomain.com

Then I added this line to my aliases file:

         list at preferreddomain.com        list at mail.preferreddomain.com

That's all it took.  It now seems so simple, but as a relatively new person 
in terms of dealing with e-mail administration, I didn't see it 
before.  Don't know that this helps anyone, but it helps me to say it and 
to review it.

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