[Mailman-Users] Aliases email for new list?
rsmith at unitec.ac.nz
Wed Nov 5 21:25:54 CET 2003
Thanks Jim for you reply.
So if a new list is created by anyone other than me, I have no way of knowing about it so I can change the aliases file?
I am still puzzled by what the README file says - "... you'll need to do the extra step of installing the mailing list aliases manually. Follow the instructions in an email message that you should have received." I now assume (let me know if I am on the right track here) that the email referred to there is the one sent to the new list-owner. But even in that message, there is no mention of any aliases.
>>> Jim Drash <jim at jimdrash.com> 5/11/03 4:11:46 p.m. >>>
It is a bad assumption. Mailman only sends and e-mail to the list owner.
Raewyn Smith wrote:
> I have (apparently) successfully set up Mailman 2.1.3 on my server (RedHat, Sendmail). When I create a new list, a notification goes out to the list owner, and that's fine. However I assume another email should be sent to me (as the mailman administrator) letting me know that the list was created and listing the alises needed to be added to the /etc/aliases file - but I'm not getting that email.
>>From the REAMDE:
> - NOTE: If you are using an MTA other than Exim or Postfix
> (e.g. Sendmail or qmail), then you'll need to do the extra step
> of installing the mailing list aliases manually. Follow the
> instructions in an email message that you should have received
> (you'll need to know how to do this for your particular MTA, see
> the README for your MTA for more information).
> I can't find any more information on where this email should be sent to.
> Is my understanding of what should happen right? What have I not set up correctly?
> This seems like a related problem - at the bottom of the list creation email sent to the owner of the list is an email address "if you have any problems email mailman-admin at ....". When I try email that address I get a message sent to "mailman-owner at ..." with subject "Uncaught bounce notification". I have set up the aliases for the mailman list and the 'list administrator', of the mailman list is me. What is the difference between mailman-owner and mailman-admin? Where should those addresses come from. Why does an email to mailman-owner bounce?
> Thanks for any help!
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