[Mailman-Users] Mailman vs. Email Aliases

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 6 05:47:36 CEST 2006

Jon Forrest wrote:
>I didn't know that. I had read the following:
># The "host_name" is the preferred name for email to mailman-related
># addresses on this host, and generally should be the mail host's
># exchanger address, if any.  This setting can be useful for selecting
># among alternative names of a host that has multiple addresses.
>host_name = 'ce.berkeley.edu'
>so I was expecting this to be used when only a local part appears.

host_name is used for constructing the list posting address and the
various <listname>-* addresses from the list name.

>Our list members don't use Mailman's web interface. All our lists are 
>created by administrative staff. Could a list administrator also
>change an address globally?

No. Only the Mailman site admin (anyone who has logged on with the site
password) and the individual user can request a global address change.
In addition, regardless of who requests the change and whether or not
it is global, a confirmation request is sent to the new address and
the change must be confirmed.

Individual list owners (logged in with a list admin password) generally
can't request/change information for other lists.

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