[Mailman-Users] Unable to subscribe.

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Mar 28 22:27:21 CEST 2005

Matthew A. Marshall wrote:
>This is what I see.  We have a mail router which accepts incoming email 
>for anyone at noaa.gov.  This includes mailing lists.  The 
>listname-request at noaa.gov gets forwarded to 
>listname-request at listserver.noaa.gov.   I see the message come in and 
>get sent to mailman.  Nothing after that.  If I send the confirmation to 
>listname-request at listserver.noaa.gov instead of 
>listname-request at noaa.gov I see the message come in, get sent to mailman 
>and then the welcome message sent back out.  This makes absolutly no 
>sense as to why it works one way, but not the other.

It makes no sense to me either, but it seems that somehow the process
of forwarding from listname-request at noaa.gov to
listname-request at listserver.noaa.gov is changing something in the
message other than just adding another Received: header. Does it
rewrite the envelope sender? I don't even know if this would matter -
just grasping at straws - but something must be going on in that

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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