[Mailman-Users] mails send from sendmail with commandline to mailman become 'Message has implicit destination'

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Dec 26 21:44:42 EST 2015

On 12/26/2015 06:23 PM, MichaelLeung wrote:
> i sent it to a mailbox instead of a maillist ,  mailbox can read the
> subject, i did use cc or bcc .

I cannot understand what exactly your issue is. Your subject for this
message says "mails send from sendmail with commandline to mailman
become 'Message has implicit destination'"

This seems to say to me that you are sending a message to a Mailman list
and it is being held by Mailman for the reason 'Message has implicit
destination'. If that is the case, it is being held because the list's
Privacy options... -> Recipient filters -> require_explicit_destination
setting is Yes and either the list or one of the list's
acceptable_aliases is not explicitly in a To: or Cc: header of the
message received by the Mailman list.

If that is not the case, then I don't understand what the problem is.

Also note, if you use the command line sendmail command as in

sendmail list at example.com < file/with/message

the sendmail command adds no headers to the message in
file/with/message. That message must contain headers like From:,
Subject: and To:, in particular

To: list at example.com

the sendmail command itself adds no headers to the message.

If you still don't understand what's happening, please post the exact
command that you issue to send the mail and the contents of the file you
are sending.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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