[Mailman-Users] reply-to header

Karen R McArthur kmcarthu at bates.edu
Thu Oct 16 21:15:35 CEST 2008

My host_name *is* set to lists.bates.edu.  Following is a snip from my 
config_list -o command:

# The "host_name" is the preferred name for email to mailman-related
# addresses on this host, and generally should be the mail host's
# exchanger address, if any.  This setting can be useful for selecting
# among alternative names of a host that has multiple addresses.
host_name = 'lists.bates.edu'

And I have run fix_url - twice.


Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Karen R McArthur wrote:
>> Thank you for your reply - at your recommendation I have changed the DNS 
>> to a full A record.  And now that mailman is our production list 
>> program, I have assigned it the "lists" host name: lists.bates.edu. 
>> However, I am still seeing the previous behavior as described.  When I 
>> have a list with "reply_to" set to "List", the reply_to address is 
>> <listname>@bates.edu and not <listname>@lists.bates.edu, as I would 
>> prefer.
> As I tried to say in my prior reply (at
> <http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2008-October/063632.html>,
> the domain of this address is the list's host_name attribute (near the
> bottom of General Options). This is set at list creation time and
> subsequent changes in mm_cfg.py don't affect it. You can change
> host_name on the General Options page, but for a large number of
> lists, use fix_url (see the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/mIA9>).
>> I have attached headers from an example email.
> Attachments with Content-Type other than text/plain don't make it to
> the list.

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