[Mailman-Users] List domain - was: Mailman list sends but doesn'treceive mail.

JRC Groups joemailgroups at gmail.com
Tue May 10 07:14:41 CEST 2011


Is there a way to force Mailman to send this password reminder e-mails so
that I can see what the message looks like now that I have been able to edit
and lock the mm_cfg.py file ? I would like to verify if this has fixed the
problem and also look at the headers.

Thank you,


On 5/8/11 3:46 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> JRC Groups 
>> The message I shared was sent by Mailman prior to the changes I made to the
>> mm_cfg.py file. Is it possible that the reason a.main.private appeared on
>> the e-mail was because the configuration file was edited by Apple's Server
>> Admin and displayed it instead of domain.com as it should ?
>> In other words, if the configuration file was as follows:
>> MTA = 'Postfix'
>> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'a.main.private'
>> DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'a.main.private'
>> VIRTUAL_HOSTS.clear()
>> Would this generate the change in the e-mail sent by Mailman so that it
>> would display the server name instead of the domain name ?
>>> JRC Groups wrote:
>>>> I have received some mail from Mailman that looks as follows:
>>>> From: mailman-owner at a.main.private (sent by mailman-bounces at domain.com)
>>>> Date: ...
>>>> To: ...
>>>> Subject: a.main.private mailing list memberships reminder
> Probably, but you need to look at the full raw headers of the message
> rather than what's displayed as From: by some MUA.
> with VIRTUAL_HOST_OVERVIEW Off, there are potentially 3 domains
> involved. These are the DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST domain, the host_name
> attribute of the 'mailman' list and the 'host_name' attribute of the
> individual lists.
> The list(s) in the body of the password reminder are identified as
> list at domain. This domain is the host_name attribute of the list. This
> only appears in the body, not in the headers of the reminder.
> Additionally, the reminder is From: mailman-owner at domain where domain
> is DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST, but the envelope sender (Return-Path: header)
> and the Sender: and Errors-To: headers are all mailman-bounces at domain
> where domain is the host_name attribute of the 'mailman' list.

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