[Mailman-Users] Virtual sites

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Wed Sep 13 19:53:45 CEST 2006

Patrick Bogen wrote:
> On 9/13/06, Jay Vaagen <jay at abadata.com> wrote:
>> How can I set mailman to use the MX record instead of localhost (or one
>> static address) for sending mail?
> I've added FAQ 4.72
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.072.htp>
> as a simple answer for this.

The problem with this approach is that Mailman will still only use the
single specified mail server, rather than processing a list of
mailservers defined as MX records for a DNS domain.   It would be a nice
addition if Mailman allowed SMTPHOST to be set to either an explicit
host or a domain to be queried.  Sendmail accomplishes this in
mailertable by using these two formats:

  explict:  mx6.somedomain.com

  lookup:  [somedomain.com]

Using the lookup method causes Sendmail to query DNS for the current MX
host(s) and then traverse the list until it finds one available.

-Jim P.

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