[Mailman-Users] changing domain name in list

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Tue Jun 6 07:28:55 CEST 2006

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ArteryPlanet.Net :: Manuel Kissoyan wrote:
> I just moved an account from one server to another and then changed
> the domain name, for some reason the control panel (cPanel) hasnt
> changed the mailman domain name

Ahhh, the beauty of control panels. :)

> so i gone ahead and renamed the mailing list directory and the
> archive directory with the new domain name.  Now for some reason the
> confirmation email when you send a mail to the mailing list is
> showing the old domain name, how i could change it?

There is a script included with mailman called fix_url.py.  If you run
it without any arguments, it will give you usage instructions.  This
script is in the bin dir of the mailman install, which, if I recall
correctly, is something like /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman in

If you don't have shell access to the server, you'll need to ask
someone that does to do this for you.  You/they may find it helpful to
search the archives and FAQ for this list if the usage instructions
from fix_url.py aren't clear enough or don't work as expected.

One wrinkle that you may run into is that cpanel modifies mailman to
append the domain name to the list directory.  I'm not sure if that'll
affect the fix_url.py script or not.  If it doesn't work as the usage
examples show, the script might need patched.  I moved some lists from
one cpanel system to another a few years ago and I can't recall if
that was a problem or not.  I believe I had to manually change some
variables in the config.pck files.  I try to put any experiences I
have with cpanel behind me as quickly as possible.  Sorry for the hazy
and vague recollections. :)

Do take note of FAQ 6.11, Mailman and CPanel:


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