[Mailman-Users] owner alias bounces

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Dec 18 03:40:58 CET 2010

On 12/15/2010 1:40 AM, Florian Effenberger wrote:
> interestingly, a withlist -l -r fix_url -a seems to have cured the
> problem. Of course, copy-pasting it out of my documentation without
> thinking led to the hostnames for 50% of the lists being wrong, which
> I manually corrected in the list interface, but now things seem to
> work. Maybe it also has something to do with the nightly cronjobs,
> resetting the bounce counter?
> Strange...

The only thing fix_url would "fix" is the domain of the sender of the
mail and the domain of the list-owner at domain recipient (much but not all
mail to owners/moderators is sent first to the list-owner at ... address
and only then resent to the actual owner/moderator addresses. Possibly
this domain was not valid or didn't have a -owner alias.

> Anyone knows an easier solution when migration another host to our
> mailing list server while adding another hostname?

The procedure for adding a host name is

1) Put the appropriate add_virtualhost() in mm_cfg.py.
2) If Postfix is to generate virtual alias maps for this domain, add it
3) To move any lists to that domain, run fix_url with the -u option on
the list(s)

I don't think there's any 'easier' solution.

Note, if you don't care about the web domain, you can set the host_name
on the list's General Options page instead of step 3.

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