[Mailman-Users] virtual domains (virtual hosts)

hooch code at fastmedia.com
Wed May 28 01:07:14 CEST 2003

On Tue, 27 May 2003 14:23:24 -0400 (EDT)
Greg Westin <python.org at gregwestin.com> wrote:

> I've searched the archives and FAQ for answers, but only see questions
> with no replies.  I hope someone makes a FAQ about virtual domains! (or
> makes it easier to find if it exists!)
> I can't get lists on virtual domains to work right.  The web pages for the
> list properly show it as being on the virtual domain, but when I send
> messages to the list, it shows up as being to listname at defaultdom.ain
> instead of listname at virtualdom.ain.  This is the domain listed in the
> 'mydomain' variable in Postfix, but I don't think it's anywhere in
> the Mailman configuration files.  Also, virtual-mailman isn't touched
> when creating lists on virtual domains.  Below is more information about
> my setup.

I agree, documentation on virtual domains is not the best :)

I waited on #mailman and got some assistance, it seems that the
latest documentation is in the various bin/ scripts' --help 

I'm not sure of your postfix setup, but i configured mm-cfg.py:


And when I add a list like this:

  bin/newlist list-name at www.virtualdom1.ain

I find the mail host is configured as 'virtualdom1.ain'.

I was able to reconfigure an existing list similarly:

  bin/withlist -l -r fix_url list-name -u www.virtualdom1.ain -v

Content on the mailman website about 'virtual hosts' seems to be cruft :)

Hope this helps


Chris Paul

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