[Mailman-Users] aliases file: using globally unique user IDs (as in Sympa virtual domains)

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Mon Jul 29 17:35:41 CEST 2013

I currently run virtual domains with Sympa

To get around the aliases file bottleneck and allow pure virtual
hosting, Sympa uses the virtual aliases file to map the recipients like

  list1 at lists.example.org      lists.example.org-list1 at myhostname

and each of those entries is then matched by an entry like this in the
aliases file:

  lists.example.org-list1:   "|/usr/lib/sympa/bin/queue
list1 at lists.example.org"

Migrating to Mailman, I'd like to do something like this:

"|/var/lib/mailmen/lists.example.org/mail/mailman post list1"

where I have a dedicated Mailman install under
/var/lib/mailmen/lists.example.org just for that domain.

Should this all work OK with Mailman?

Will Mailman even notice that the envelope address was changed into
something else or does it only look at what is inside the message?

Is there any way to automatically create aliases like this, or any hook
where Mailman can call a script that I use for creating the aliases?

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