[Mailman-Users] query re "message has implicit destination"

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Aug 31 17:55:00 CEST 2006

Larry Stone wrote:
>Just a thought and I may be all wet here but is it possible the user is
>sending to an alias for the listname, possibly an alternative hostname for
>the machine, that mailman doesn't know is an acceptable alternative and
>therefore considers it to an implicit destination?
>For example, mailman expects lists.example.com but mail is sent to
>list at foo.example.com which is the same host.

Mailman expects to find listname at host_name (host_name is the list
attribute) or something that matches acceptable_aliases in a To:, Cc:,
Resent-To: or Resent-Cc: header in the message.

For historical reasons Mailman also accepts listname at anydomain, so the
difference between list at lists.example.com, list at foo.example.com or 
list at example.com wouldn't be the explaination here.

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

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list