[Mailman-Users] mail to non-existing list - Part two

Donna Dierker donna at brainvis.wustl.edu
Fri Apr 24 17:37:42 CEST 2009

It really does seem like that.  See what postmaster is aliased to.  My 
server's /etc/aliases has several entries like this:

admin:          root
bin:            root
adm:            root
mail:           root
apache:         root
mailnull:       root
smmsp:          root
postfix:        root
system:         root
abuse:          root
webmaster:      root
mailer-daemon:  postmaster
postmaster:     root
mailman:        postmaster
info:           postmaster
marketing:      postmaster
sales:          postmaster
support:        postmaster

Note that postmaster is aliased to root, and root is later aliased to a 
real person's address.

It seems like his postmaster is aliased to mailman at his_server.edu.

On 04/24/2009 10:04 AM, Larry Stone wrote:
> On Fri, 24 Apr 2009, Jeff Bernier wrote:
>> I have tested this by just making up names on-the-fly like nolist, or 
>> xyzlist, and get this result every time.
> Sounds like you have a catchall address pointing to the Mailman list 
> address.
> -- Larry Stone
>    lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
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