[Mailman-Users] how to change the List-ID (RFC2919)

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Mar 2 16:31:46 CET 2009

IEM - network operating center (IOhannes m zmoelnig) wrote:
>after moving a mailinglist from one domain to another, i was wondering 
>how i can keep the old List-ID (according to RFC2919 the List-ID (or the 
>address-part therein) should not change, even if the list-address changes)

Correct. It SHOULD not change, but it MAY. It is not desirable, but it
is permissible.

>i have found an open bug-report regarding this:
>but no solution. is there one? preferrably without having to hack the 
>sources :-)

The only solution that doesn't involve hacking code is to not change
the host_name of the list, but since the host_name is the domain that
is exposed in all list email addresses, that is clearly not a
practical solution.

Otherwise, you'd need to modify Mailman/Handlers/CookHeaders.py in some

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