[Mailman-Users] MX records

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Fri Nov 30 14:58:00 CET 2007

On 11/30/07, Noel da Costa wrote:

>  I've managed to install Mailman on my server and set up a mailing
>  list, I've received welcome emails both as admin and as a member of
>  the new list. The problem arises when sending mail to the list (I've
>  included the failure message below. Real domain and alias names have
>  been replaced for privacy reasons).
>  I use my hosting co's management console to set up new email aliases
>  on the domain. The only options available when setting up an alias are:
>  1. Mailbox
>  2. Forward
>  3. SMS forward

Option #2 would probably be closest, but what you'd have to do is to 
set up the ten aliases needed for each list to be forwarded to a 
local program on the machine.  If your hosting provider doesn't allow 
that, then you can't use their interface to set up aliases.

If your provider is using an MTA like postfix, with the right options 
specified in the Mailman configuration file then you can use 
mechanisms built into Mailman that can automatically generate the 
necessary aliases for you, and postfix will automatically pick up 
those changes on-the-fly.  However, this also requires modification 
to the postfix configuration files, and if your provider doesn't 
allow that, then obviously this won't be an option for you.

In short, you really need to talk to your provider.

Moreover, this doesn't have anything to do with MX records, so the 
subject is misleading.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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