[Mailman-Users] mailman-loop and exim

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 11 17:27:29 CEST 2010

Roger Lynn wrote:
>Exim doesn't know what to do with mail to mailman-loop (documented at 
>) on my machine. I'm guessing this is because the instructions at 
>http://www.list.org/mailman-install/ and 
>http://www.exim.org/howto/mailman21.html don't mention mailman-loop.
>What do I need to add to tell Exim how to handle this alias? I presume 
>it would be an addition to the router.

No. It would not be an addition to the Mailman router because the
associated transport doesn't do the right thing.

Just add the

mailman-loop: /usr/local/mailman/data/owner-bounces.mbox

alias to /etc/aliases and the system aliases router will take care of
it. The site list name and/or (standard default) path above may need
adjustment for your installation. I.e. if your site list were named
'site_list' instead of 'mailman' the address above would be
site_list-loop, and the path needs to point to Mailman's data/
directory (possibly /etc/mailman/data in Debian). Also, you need to
make sure that Exim's system aliases user:group can write to

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