[Mailman-Users] Email accounts for bounces, admin, confirm, etc

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Jan 23 21:45:03 CET 2006

Elvis Fernandes wrote:
>I have created a mail list unix_sysadmin, and this email account is
>"approved"  by my IT team.
>I use sendmail, and in my /etc/aliases, looks like this.
>## unix_sysadmin mailing list
>unix_sysadmin:              "|/disk1/mailman/mail/mailman post unix_sysadmin"
>unix_sysadmin-admin:        "|/disk1/mailman/mail/mailman admin unix_sysadmin"
>unix_sysadmin-bounces:      "|/disk1/mailman/mail/mailman bounces unix_sysadmin"
>My question is regarding the unix_sysadmin-admin, unix_sysadmin-bounces,
>unix_sysadmin-confirm, etc.
>Do I need to get the IT team to create seperate email accounts for
>unix_sysadmin-admin, unix_sysadmin-bounces, unix_sysadmin-confirm, etc?

You actually do not need or want email accounts for any of these names.
The aliases take precedence and cause mail to these addresses to be
piped to the mailman wrapper. Thus, even though you have created an
email user "unix-sysadmin", no mail can actually be delivered to that
email account as the alias

unix_sysadmin:              "|/disk1/mailman/mail/mailman post

pipes mail to that address to the command "|/disk1/mailman/mail/mailman
post unix_sysadmin"

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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