[Mailman-Users] Minimal Mailboxes Question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jun 14 20:20:03 CEST 2011

Richard Damon wrote:

>On 6/14/11 9:53 AM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
>> For the most part this seems to be working under normal circumstances.
>> What happens to mail from the regular list that bounces? Do I need
>> <name>-bounces or does it go to<sitename>-bounces? Are these mailboxes
>> sufficient or do I need others (I can add a maximum of 2 more)
>> particularly when something goes wrong. It seems like my problem area is
>> when something bad happens, I don't get notified. That is the reason I
>> had to change my site name so I can retrieve bounces.
>> TIA.
>Bounces to a list email message go to <listname>-bounces, so you 
>probably need that one. There is also <listname>-admin defined, which I 
>think is just an alias for <listname>-bounces, and I don't think the 
>list itself actually addresses anything to that.

Correct. the -admin address is not used. It only exists because it was
used in Mailman 2.0.

However, you should probably have a <sitename> in addition to
<sitename>-owner and <sitename>-bounces because this address is
exposed on the admin and listinfo overview web pages.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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