[Mailman-Users] Change -owner addresses

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jan 23 22:34:35 CET 2008

Joakim Nömell wrote:
> 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

I don't know why.  If you have something like the following for your
mailman router

  driver = accept
  domains = +mm_domains
  require_files = MAILMAN_HOME/lists/$local_part/config.pck
  local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : \
                      -confirm : -confirm+* : \
                      -join : -leave : \
                      -subscribe : -unsubscribe : \
                      -owner : -request : -admin
  transport = mailman_transport

and it worked before, I think changing '-owner' to '-own' in
local_part_suffix is all you need to do.

> 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 guess?

Mailman also sends some administrivia notices TO listname-owner and then
receives and resends them to the owner and moderator addresses, but changing

   def GetOwnerEmail(self):
       return self.getListAddress('owner')

in Mailman/MailList.py to

   def GetOwnerEmail(self):
       return self.getListAddress('own')

should take care of all of that (I think).

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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