[Mailman-Users] Incorrect Hostname Appearing in mailto address

Lynn, Michael (A&E) michael_lynn at ml.com
Mon Apr 28 19:58:54 CEST 2008

Correct - thanks for the info.

The issue is that my corporate host naming standards dictate that
hostnames must never, ever make any sense when you first read them.
Logical names for hosts are relegated to CNAME status.

Thanks again.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Knowles [mailto:brad at shub-internet.org] 
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2008 1:52 PM
To: Lynn, Michael (A&E)
Cc: Mailman-Users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Incorrect Hostname Appearing in mailto

Lynn, Michael (A&E) wrote:

> Let's call the host's primary DNS entry "uglyhostname" and we'll call
> the desired hostname alias for mailman "lists".

And you set up "lists" to be a CNAME alias record pointing to 
"uglyhostname", right?  Well, don't do that.

Make sure that "lists" resolves directly to the correct IP address, and
the reverse DNS for that IP address also points back to "lists" as well

Search the archives for "CNAME" if you need more details as to why this
the case.  There might also be a FAQ Wizard entry on this subject.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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