[Mailman-Users] Problem with Postfix/virtual setup, unknown user

Sebastian Kronenwerth s.kronenwerth at tuhh.de
Tue Jan 4 20:46:40 CET 2011

Hi Jim,

I have had the same problem. With some tricks you can use your virtual
domains. Here an example how it works fine on my machine, but at this I
used your domain:

Add/modify this in your main.cf:

mydestination =

alias_maps = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases
alias_database = hash:/etc/aliases, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases

virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_alias

Don't use the /usr/local/mailman/data/virtual-mailman. Mailman overwrite
this file and therefore you can't modify this. Instead of this, put per
hand in your /etc/postfix/virtual_alias:

mailman-loop at wrightthisway.com		mailman-loop at localhost
test at wrightthisway.com			test at localhost
test-admin at wrightthisway.com		test-admin at localhost
test-bounces at wrightthisway.com		test-bounces at localhost
test-confirm at wrightthisway.com		test-confirm at localhost
test-join at wrightthisway.com		test-join at localhost
test-leave at wrightthisway.com		test-leave at localhost
test-owner at wrightthisway.com		test-owner at localhost
test-request at wrightthisway.com		test-request at localhost
test-subscribe at wrightthisway.com	test-subscribe at localhost
test-unsubscribe at wrightthisway.com	test-unsubscribe at localhost

Don't forget to run postmap virtual_alias and after this your
mailinglist should work.

Best regards

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