[Mailman-Users] Does changing MX impact Mailman 2.1 processing?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Dec 17 12:33:39 EST 2016

On 12/17/2016 01:31 AM, Florian Berger wrote:
> Question: will the Mailman 2.1 on the old system, once fed with the
> already accepted mails, correctly deliver these to the recipients *even*
> if the list domain's MX record points somewhere else?
> I.e. is Mailman 2.1 in any way dependent on DNS MX record resolving of
> its own domain *after* mail has already been accepted my an MTA?

As far as Mailman itself is concerned, it is not affected by any DNS
records. If the mail gets to Mailman, it will be processed the same
regardless of how it got there.

It is possible that there will be issues with mail delivery depending on
how Mailman delivers outgoing mail. This would depend on the MTA that it
is delivering to and what mail acceptance checks that MTA does.

This is not likely to be an issue if Mailman is delivering to an MTA on

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