[Mailman-Users] wrapper issue

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Feb 1 23:24:26 CET 2010

Hicks, Robert CTR wrote:
>>Your message did not reach some or all of the intended recipients.
>>      Subject:	Test message only
>>      Sent:	2/1/2010 9:40 AM
>>The following recipient(s) cannot be reached:
>>      email at address on 2/1/2010 9:42 AM
>>            The e-mail account does not exist at the organization this message was sent to.  Check the e-mail address, or contact the recipient directly to find out the correct address.
>>            <smtp-host #5.1.1 smtp;>
>>The email was changed but the address is valid.
>>Now we're getting somewhere. Was this a message to a list; i.e. is
>>email at address the address of a Mailman list, or was this a message
>>from Mailman to someone?
>This was a test message from me to a list that is in mailman. So it was actually
>to list-name at address-domain.mil. Both the list-name and address-domain are correct in the email. I have sent the actual message to you Mark separately to see if that helps at all.

The list-name in the message you sent me ends in -admin. This is the

Your Mailman router in Exim doesn't work with list names that end with
'-admin' or probably any of the other suffixes '-bounces', '-confirm',
'-join', '-leave', '-owner', '-request', '-subscribe' or

Does the router definition look like this:

  driver = accept
  domains = +mm_domains
  require_files = MAILMAN_HOME/lists/$local_part/config.pck
  local_part_suffix = -bounces : -bounces+* : \
                      -confirm : -confirm+* : \
                      -join : -leave : \
                      -subscribe : -unsubscribe : \
                      -owner : -request : -admin
  transport = mailman_transport

If so, i think you can just delete the " : -admin" from the next to
last line as this suffix is a deprecated synonym for the -bounces
address and isn't actually used in Mailman 2.1.x.

That should solve the problem for lists named *-admin, but not the

I'm not an Exim wizard, but I'll try to come up with a more robust
router definition.

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