[Mailman-Users] Role of mailman list
brad.knowles at skynet.be
Fri Jul 23 18:42:30 CEST 2004
At 9:49 AM -0400 2004-07-23, Spencer Yost wrote:
> The FAQs do not answer the second part of my
> question though. That is the problem where messages clearly destined for
> another mailing list end up in mailman. Interestingly, this only happens
> a maybe a dozen times since yesterday afternoon and it doesn't happen to
> all messages. Headers of a example message in my mailman list moderator
> request page follow my signature. As you can tell from the headers, the
> message clearly was addressed to at at lists.antique-tractor.com but ended up
> on the mailman at lists.antique-tractor.com moderator page as well.
Is this copy of the message as pulled from the moderator page for
mailman at lists.antique-tractor.com, or from
at at lists.antique-tractor.com?
If this is from the moderator page for
mailman at lists.antique-tractor.com, I can't explain what happened.
The message was clearly addressed to a different list, received by
heavyiron.atis.net, but then somehow delivered to the wrong recipient
address. I would check your aliases, any virtual domain settings,
etc... within your MTA.
> I left
> the message on the moderation page so if someone wants to verify or look at
> something, I can change the admin password for the list admin page and let
> them in for a few minutes.
I'd be curious to see exactly what is currently there.
> One other clue: This started about the
> same time new MX records for my site probably propagated to the rest of the
> Internet. These new MX records that I created started pointing all
> incoming mail to mail-abuse-org servers (I am using their new Lanai
Lanai service? I've been a stop.mail-abuse.org user since the
service was created, and I've not heard of this one. I'll have to
check their website.
> I am leaning to it being a coincidence though because I don't
> think the timing was quite right but of course I can't know exactly how
> propagation occurred and the first few messages on the mailman page I just
> deleted before I started realizing what was happening. Therefore I don't
> have the "Received:" trail" on those critical first few messages anymore.
> Plus I just don't see how routing my mail through a SPAM service could
> possibly make a difference nor could I see this being the culprit if it
> only happens to a few messages.
Unfortunately, those first few messages might have contained an
important clue. Or not. But there's no way to find out.
Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
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Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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