[Mailman-Users] Posts to list returned

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Oct 29 18:18:46 CET 2007

Steven wrote:

>I am using Sendmail.  My "/etc/alias" file has:
>    ## mailman mailing list
>    mailman:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman"
>    mailman-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin mailman"
>    mailman-bounces:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman bounces mailman"
>    mailman-confirm:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman confirm mailman"
>    mailman-join:        "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman join mailman"
>    mailman-leave:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman leave mailman"
>    mailman-owner:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner mailman"
>    mailman-request:     "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman"
>    mailman-subscribe:   "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe mailman"
>    mailman-unsubscribe: "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe mailman"
>The list "list" was created through the web interface.  Am I supposed
>to manually add similar entries for my new "list at my-domain.com" list?

Yes. Every list needs a set of 10 aliases like the above with the first
and last occurrences of 'mailman' in each alias replaced with the list
name as in

listname:             "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post listname"
listname-admin:       "|/usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman admin listname"

As Dragon says, if you create a list with bin/newlist, newlist will
tell you about the aliases, and if you create the list via the web,
Mailman will email the required aliases to mailman-owner which will go
to the owner of the 'mailman' list. This assumes that you haven't
overridden the default MTA = 'Manual' setting in mm_cfg.py.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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