[Mailman-Users] running mailman on second machine

Simon White simon at caperet.com
Wed Jan 7 17:28:09 CET 2004

07-Jan-04 at 11:19, Jeff Donovan (donovan at beth.k12.pa.us) wrote :
> i want to be able to do this;
> mail sent to user at mydomain.com ---> smtp1.mydomain.com
> mail sent to user-list at mydomain.com ---> smtp2.mydomain.com
> Mailman is running , and i have setup a test list. i subscribed 3 
> users. These user accounts are located on the primary box. Now i have 
> not setup an MX record yet. But i will once I figure out which way to 
> go.
> delivery to user at mydomain.com failed with code 550: 
> <user at mydomain.com>: User unknown in local recipient table.
> **doh**
> i don't want a local delivery,..i want to send mail to the primary.
> is there anyway i can do this?

This is based on your mail server and MX records.

You can create aliases on the main server and then point specific
aliases to a subdomain, or by using transport maps (Postfix).

One domain name means one main MX machine which can then feed mail to
secondary machines given correct aliasing.

Using a separate subdomain for Mailman would probably be easier
(user-list at lists.mydomain.com)... then you set up the mail server on the
Mailman machine to receive mail for lists.mydomain.com


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