[Mailman-Users] my second problem: in the emails is my local hostname !?!?

Mike Brudenell pmb1 at york.ac.uk
Tue Mar 13 13:13:13 CET 2007

Greetings -

I fell into this problem too.  If memory serves it is because the  
DEFAULT_URL_HOST is used at *list creation* time to populate an entry  
its settings files.  Changing the DEFAULT_URL_HOST later only affects  
lists you create subsequently.

You need to run a script to fix up the URLs in the lists you have  
already created:

     bin/withlist -l -r fix_url listname

To see the help text for the above run it directly, without the  


I think there was a second, related Gotcha that caught me too...  If  
your existing lists have archives then the pages already generated  
will have the wrong web server URL too.  (Check some of the links  
down at the bottom of their pages.)  If that's the case for you then  
you need to wipe and rebuild the HTML pages for each list's archives  
from its mbox file:

     bin/arch --wipe listname

I'd suggest trying each of the above on an unimportant or test list  
first to make sure I've got things right!

Mike B-)

On 13 Mar 2007, at 10:15, TRON478 wrote:

> i get subscription mails which are like this one:
> To post to this list, send your email to:
>  test at lists.interactive-ip.eu
> General information about the mailing list is at:
>  http://xlistsrv.site/mailman/listinfo/test
> If you ever want to unsubscribe or change your options (eg, switch to
> or from digest mode, change your password, etc.), visit your
> subscription page at:
> You see the response address is my internet domainname, this is  
> correct. But
> the mailinglist admin site is my local hostname.
> This is my mm_cfg file:
> IMAGES_LOGOS = '/icons/'
> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'lists.interactive-ip.eu'
> DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'lists.interactive-ip.eu'
> MTA='Postfix'
> POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = ['lists.interactive-ip.eu']
> add_virtualhost('lists.interactive-ip.eu', 'lists.interactive-ip.eu')
> i think it seems to be correct, but something must be wrong. What  
> could it
> be? Can you help. Thank you

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