[Mailman-Users] Spam to "mailmain" list oddity

Bill Moseley moseley at hank.org
Mon Oct 27 22:30:23 CET 2008

On Mon, Oct 27, 2008 at 02:10:40PM -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> >
> >My question is why is mail to mailmain@ seemingly getting delivered to
> >users-owner@?
> My first guess, assuming you've verified the above by actually sending
> your own message to mailman at ..., is that your MTA aliases or whatever
> are piping mail sent to mailman at ... to
> "/path/to/mail/mailman owner users"

Nice guess.  And it's worse than that.

And this also explains why the List-* headers are not added to the
email as well.  /etc/aliases includes:

    mailman:  users-owner@<list domain>

It's not even hitting mailman.

Postfix is used on that machine and it has two alias files:

    alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/etc/mailman/aliases

so it's matching in /etc/aliases first.

Why that's in /etc/aliase I'm not sure.  Have to track that down.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Bill Moseley
moseley at hank.org
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