[Mailman-Users] weird message in /var/log/mailman/vette file

Masaharu Kawada mkawada at redhat.com
Wed May 19 11:31:08 CEST 2010

Hi Mark-san,

Very sorry to ask you on this again.  I'm a bit confused on the steps that
you led me know before.

>I recommend you do the following:
>1) Set the 'mailman' list's generic_nonmember_action to Accept.
>2) Make sure the mailman site admin is a non-digest member of the
>'mailman' list with delivery enabled.
>and optionally,
>3)Add 'MAILTO=the_address_of_the_mailman_site_admin' to Mailman's
>crontab so errors will be mailed directly to the admin instead of to
>the list. 

As for the step 3, in this case, 'root@' should be set on the 'MAILTO='
line in mailman's crontab? 'The_address_of_the_mailman_site_admin' is 'mailman@' though.


Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Masaharu Kawada wrote:
>> Thank you very much for your help. Could I ask one more thing that is
>> regarding one of your answers?
>>> You can add 'root at ...' as a member of the mailman list the same way you
>>> add members to any other list, but I don't recommend that.
>> Why don't you recommend that? I just make sure the reason. Could you kindy
>> answer this, please?
> Because I recommend opening the mailman list to posts from non-members
> and the people who should receive this mail are the Mailman site
> administrators who should be members of the site list. In most
> installations, mail to root would go to the overall system
> administrator(s) who normally would not be the best people the receive
> mail to mailman at ...

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