[Mailman-Users] What happens when public_suffix_list.dat can't be loaded?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu May 11 13:07:56 EDT 2017

On 05/11/2017 07:39 AM, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
> AFAICT the list is only needed to map domain names to corresponding
> Organizational Domains in the context of DMARC handling. It looks to me
> as if that doesn't cause any problems, but I thought I'd ask ...

Yes, that is what the list is used for. The issue that could result is
if a poster is posting From: an address which is a sub-domain (e.g.
some.sub.yahoo.com) and which doesn't publish a DMARC policy, but the
organizational domain (yahoo.com in this case) publishes say p=reject,
dmarc_moderation_action won't be applied in this case. That may or may
not be an issue for any particular list depending on the addresses of
the posters.

Note that you can get rid of the error log messages by putting


in mm_cfg.py, but the risk in that is when Python is again able to
retrieve the list, you won't be getting it. Also note that the loading
of organizational domain data has been made more robust for Mailman 3
including a fallback list if current data can't be loaded.

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