[Mailman-Users] Concerning Build-time options

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Dec 16 03:51:20 CET 2006

At 11:05 AM -0800 12/15/06, Mark Sapiro wrote:

>  The inconsistency between Mailman mail and other mail is puzzling. Do
>  both paths send through the same initial MTA?
>  In any case, if the list's host_name is correct, I don't think it's
>  Mailman.

I would not be at all surprised if the fault is a misconfigured MTA 
which is inappropriately replacing the external domain name with the 
internal domain name, for e-mail addressed to external clients.

Since there is this schizophrenia with regards to the domain names 
used, I'd recommend keeping all that completely outside of Mailman. 
Only worry about one given set of internal domain names for everyone, 
then let the MTAs to the outside world be responsible for handling 
all internal/external domain name conversion in both directions. 
You'd probably have to fix up the web server system in the same way.

The other alternative is to logically put the Mailman server in the 
external network and have it know nothing about the internal users, 
and then let the MTAs and web proxy servers handle the translation 
the other way.

Brad Knowles, <brad at shub-internet.org>

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