[Mailman-Users] messages to listname-bounces lost

K. Clair kclair at gmail.com
Wed Oct 4 19:06:37 CEST 2006

On 10/4/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> K. Clair wrote:
> >
> >For mail, I have set up virtual domain aliases on our mail servers to
> >forward mail to lists at virtual domains to the local list aliases on
> >the mailman machine, for example:
> >listname at domain.com -> listname at mailman.server.com
> >listname-bounces at domain.com -> listname-bounces at mailman.server.com
> >etc...
> >
> >When I try to submit a subscribe request via the web interface (which
> >happens on the mailman server), I see mail sent to the
> >listname-bounces address.
> This in itself indicates a problem. When you initiate a subscribe from
> the web interface, this will result in a subscription confirmation
> message sent to the subscribee from the listname-request address with
> envelope from the listname-bounces address. If mail is coming to the
> listname-bounces address, this seems to say the confirmation bounced,
> and if the bounce is recognized by mailman but is for a non-member, it
> is ignored.
> So the issue seems to be that the confirmation is bouncing and not with
> delivery to the -bounces address.

Oh, ok!  So there was a second problem with my installation, which I
was going to send in a separate email, which seems to be the only real
problem.  Which is that the email addresses in subscribe requests are
being altered as such:
kclair at gmail.com becomes kclair-owner at gmail.com.

I've never seen this behavior in a mailman list before!  I just
recently upgraded to version 2.1.9.  One thing that I did do was copy
the list config files from mailman version 2.1.8 AFTER mailman 2.1.9
was already installed on the new server.  So any updates that might
have been made to the list by the "upgrade" to 2.1.9 werent' made.
Could this be related?


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