[Mailman-Users] Try again.. Sublist addressed as umbrella list

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Fri Aug 6 19:52:45 CEST 2010

On Fri, Aug 06, 2010 at 06:01:54PM +0100, Steff Watkins wrote:

[ still thread-jacking, though. ]

> I'm setting up an umbrella list 

FWIW, I gave up on umbrella lists some time ago (and now build lists

> call it X-main and it is made up of two sublists, call them X-1 and X-2.
> Now I can send mail to X-main and it is forwarded on alright to X-1 and
> X-2.
> The problem is that the emails show as being sent from the respective
> sublists X-1 and X-2 and NOT from the parent list, X-main.

IIRC, this is 'solved' with sibling lists, and/or, using a script to
auto-generate, in your example, X-main (from the list-members of X-1
and X-2).

See e.g., http://wiki.list.org/x/TIA9

> What is the way to get the X-Main sender:/From: to pass through the
> X-1/X-2 sublists?

Another way *could* be to conditionally do some header-rewriting (for
mail destined to X-1 and X-2 from X-mail.), in your MTA, or
presumably, some local modification to the Mailman code-base.

``There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make
  it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies and the other is to
  make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.'' (C. Hoare)

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