[Mailman-Users] Some questions about mailing list email addressesthat messages come from

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Aug 27 01:33:56 CEST 2009

anebi at iguanait.com wrote:
>we have installed mailman-2.1.9-4.el5 on Centos 5.
>What i notice is that when i subscribe or when i receive a message from
>the mailing list all messages are send from
>listname-bounce at myhostname.tld.
>Why this happen? Should it send messages using aliases defined
>in /etc/mailman/aliases?
>When i unsubscribe from the list, from filed is also
>listname-bounce at ....
>What i have done wrong?

You have done nothing wrong. The aliases defined in
/etc/mailman/aliases are only for delivery of mail to Mailman. They
have no involvement without outgoing mail.

Messages from Mailman are normally sent with envelope from and Sender:
equal to the LISTNAME-bounces addresses so that bounces are returned
to that address and can be processed automatically.

In your case, the list is anonymous so the From: header of outgoing
posts is set to the list posting address.

The information in the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/RoA9> may also be
relevant in your case.

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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