[Mailman-Users] Getting rid of default mailman address due tovhosts only

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Feb 3 18:50:51 CET 2008

audit wrote:

>I used the rmlist to delete the mailman list but it gives me an error 
>when I try to post to one of my other lists about
>mailman   unix  -       n       n       -       -       pipe
>   flags=FR user=mailman argv=/usr/local/mailman/postfix-to-mailman.py
>   ${nexthop} ${user}
>command that I have in the master.cf file.
>How do I get rid of that mailman list as I really don't need it nor want 
>it anymore.

In Mailman 2.1.x, you MUST have the 'mailman' list. It will go away in
Mailman 3.0, but for now you need it. Many things depend on it.

>If someone tries to send an email to 
>mailman at virtualdomain.com. because they followed the directions on the 
>from the listinfo page, then it just gets defered since I have the 
>default mailman list setup so anything that posts to it gets defered and 

That's not really very friendly to your users. If you don't want to
accept mail to the mailman list, that's fine, but you should consider
patching Mailman/Cgi/listinfo.py and Mailman/Cgi/admin.py to remove
the lines about mailing to the site list.

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

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