[Mailman-Users] disable a mailing list

Stoyan Angelov s_angelov at filibeto.org
Sun Sep 19 09:17:28 CEST 2010

On 09/18/10 15:49, Odhiambo Washington wrote:
>     hello Mark,
>     thank you for your answer! very helpful as always; please excuse my
>     very late reply...
>     i did the test with sending a test message to a bogus alias - the
>     good thing is that in the returned message there is some info:
>        ----- Transcript of session follows -----
>     post script, list not found: bogus
>     554 5.3.0 unknown mailer error 1
>     this is nice since it says... "no such list here" and i am also able
>     to see all failed posts in mailman's error log. the negative thing
>     is that the returned mail exposes my mailman installation path:
>     The original message was received at Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:35:10 +0300
>     (EEST)
>     from myhost.mydomain.dom []
>        ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----
>     "|/my/real/path/to/mailman/mail/mailman post bogus"
>     <snip>
>     Final-Recipient: RFC822; mybogus-alias at mydomain.dom
>     X-Actual-Recipient: X-Unix; |/my/real/path/to/mailman/mail/mailman
>     post bogus
>     <snip>
>     <http://mail.python.org/mailman/options/mailman-users/odhiambo%40gmail.com>
> That, I see no problem with! It's a good "diagnostic" message. I know
> you don't see it as such, but if your server isn't secured is what you
> need to worry about. Nobody will access that path if server is secured
> properly.

hello Odhiambo,

thanks for your comment. the machine is fairly secured, however i do 
prefer not to expose any such information in "returned mail" messages.



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