[Mailman-Users] Spam of sorts

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Tue Mar 27 16:23:39 CEST 2007

Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at xcski.com> wrote:

>When I moved my lists from my home machine (xcski.com) to a virtual
>private server (list.xcski.com), I used postfix's
>"/etc/postfix/relocated" to cause requests for the old list names to
>bounce with a message giving the new list names.  Spammers never read
>those bounce messages, but real people might.  You could use that to
>make sure if people are requesting the old list address that they get
>told of the new list address.
>Or if you just want the list to be available at both locations, I
>imagine you could just make your own entries in the aliases file (the
>main one, not the one mailman manages) for the old location.

I have moved a few lists from Majordomo to Mailman.  The Mailman
machine is a different machine that the Majordomo machine.  So,

     list at example.com


     list at mailman.example.com

and I added an entry to the alias file on the Majordomo machine
redirecting mail.  Someone sent mail to

     list at example.com

and the mail was received by Mailman but held for approval because
the list name was not in the "To:" or "Cc:" lines.  I had to change the


parm from "True" to "False" to get around this.  Once all of the
posters use the new list address, I can remove the alias and change
this parm back to "True".
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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