[Mailman-Users] Change -owner addresses

Joakim Nömell joakim at nomell.se
Wed Jan 23 12:20:47 CET 2008

On Wed, 23 Jan 2008, Joakim Nömell wrote:

> On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Joakim Nömell wrote:
>>> Hi all. I have just upgraded my system to MM 2.1.9 and wonder if it is
>>> possible to change the -owner-addresses to something else?
>> It may or may not be easy. At a minimum, you'd need to change
>>    def GetOwnerEmail(self):
>>        return self.getListAddress('owner')
>> in Mailman/MailList.py to
>>    def GetOwnerEmail(self):
>>        return self.getListAddress('somethingelse')
>> And also change the -owner aliases. I can't promise there aren't other
>> places where the -owner address is generated.
> OK, I'm using exim so there are no aliases, just a router & a transport to
> mailman. I will give this a try.

Hi again. I changed it to "own" instead of "owner". I also changed -owner 
to -own in the mailman-router in my exim4.conf-file. But after restarting 
exim4 and mailman I got:

   lekstugan-own at smartlist.nu
     local delivery failed

But the owner addresses are only used for external people to contact the 
list owners, right? We are not using these adresses. So if this doesn't 
generates any problems for mailman, I can just change -owner in my 
mm-router in exim4.conf to something else? Mailman sends out some 
administravie mails from list-owner-address but this should work anyway I 

Joakim Nömell     Tel  : 070 771 31 00     MSN  : joakim at nomell.nu
Unix engineer                              Web  : http://nomell.se

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