[Mailman-Users] can I use a mailman list address as a (qmail)sender address?

Richard Damon Richard at Damon-Family.org
Mon Feb 6 19:33:10 CET 2012

On 2/6/12 12:57 PM, Stefan P. Wolf (NassRasur.com) wrote:
> Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> How is it that my MUA is going to select a profile for a reply to a
>> list message based on whether or not the list address is a user on
>> your server? How does my MUA even know whether an address like
>> dtest at mydomain.com is a real user or a Mailman list?
> You misunderstood me -- incoming messages (through the list)
> have the to-header set to the list address. If I have my MUA
> set up with a profile that has the *same* email address, then
> any reply to list messages are sent with this profile. If
> I really can not create a mail user with the same address on
> my system (for sending the replies) then the profile is not
> selected automtically, instead the default profile is used,
> no matter how "similar" the addresses for sending and receiving
> are.
> Best regards, Stefan.
You can set up a profile in your MUA with the address of the mailing
list without the MTA having an account by that address. You will just
need to manually config the SMTP authorization for an account that does
exist. This is common enough of a situation that I would expect most
MUAs to allow this sort of customization (if only because you need at
least to be able to select whether the username for authentication
includes the domain or not). Unless your MTA is VERY locked down and
doesn't allow for From != Authentication, this should work (and if it
was locked down this hard, mailing list mail would be having problems
too). Even if it does default to this sort of restriction, it should
have some way to override it, but that may not be exposed in the PLESK
control panel.

Richard Damon

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