[Mailman-Users] Problem with Postfix and default mailbox

Rabinowitz, Ari (Exchange) AriMR at bear.com
Fri Jan 27 15:37:18 CET 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matthias Leonhardt
> Sent: Thursday, January 26, 2006 7:12 PM
> To: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: [Mailman-Users] Problem with Postfix and default mailbox
> Hi there,
> I have a working mailman and postfix installation.
> in my postfix config I have a virtual user alias for my domain which
> allows me to get all mail which has no explicit EMail-Box goes to one
> default box
> *@mydomain.com    ->  mailbox1
> this is configured in the postfix virtual_maps directive in main.cf

You need to have another entry in your virtual map which maps mylist at mydomain.com to a local address (one which is in mydestinations in Postfix).  Usually you would put in something like:

mylist at mydomain.com	mylist at localhost

and then have an entry for mylist in the alias map sending the list name to the Mailman scripts.

Remember that you will also need to do this for the other "aliases" which Mailman needs for a list, which varies depending on the version of Mailman which you are using.

> now I have a mailinglist
> mylist at mydomain.com  |mailman
> which is configured in the postfix alias_maps directive in main.cf
> The mailing list only works if I disable the default virtual 
> mailbox entry.

Remember to put in the entries, in the virtual map and the alias map, for the other aliases which Mailman needs.

> So how can I get this work together? It should be working if postfix
> first looks into the alias table instead of virtual_maps.

I hope this helps,
Ari Rabinowitz, one of the Email postmasters at Bear Stearns


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