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

anebi at iguanait.com anebi at iguanait.com
Thu Aug 27 10:49:30 CEST 2009

Hi, Mark.

First i want to thank you for good explanation.

Now i got it how mailman proceed with all these things that it does.

Thanks again!

On Wed, 2009-08-26 at 16:33 -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> 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.

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