[Mailman-Users] Question re. moving a mailing list

Richard Johnson raj at mischievous.us
Fri Sep 14 14:00:47 EDT 2018

Ok, it looks as if specifying my "General Options" -> "Host name this list prefers for email" as "mischievous.us" will force the From address on all outgoing messages to say "testlist at mischievous.us".  Since that matches with the original To address, then a Reply-all will not produce two addresses.

I think this will work for me and then when I'm ready to really move totally over, I'll just change it.

Thanks for the help!


> On Sep 14, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 09/14/2018 09:43 AM, Richard Johnson wrote:
>> My issue is that the mail sent out says:
>> From: testlist at peacock.place
>> To: testlist at mischievous.us
>> Cc: <original sender email>
>> such that when I do a Reply-all, I get a message addressed as:
>> To: testlist at peacock.place
>> Cc: testlist at mischievous.us
> Right. Your original message was To: testlist at mischievous.us so when you
> reply-all, your MUA includes that address in the recipients of the reply.
>> I notice that I don't seem to receive any duplicate messages.  Perhaps Mailman is taking care of that for me, which is great!
> Mailman is not doing that. Possibly something is dropping one of the
> messages because of the duplicate Message-ID
>> I had expected that my configuration in /usr/local/mailman/Mailman/mm_cfg.py of:
>> MTA = 'Postfix'
>> DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'peacock.place'
>> DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'peacock.place'
>> add_virtualhost('mischievous.us', 'peacock.place')
>> add_virtualhost('peacock.place', 'peacock.place')
>> add_virtualhost('www.peacock.place', 'peacock.place')
>> would have maybe told it that "mischievous.us" is another way of sending to this same mailing list and thus it wouldn't include the CC, but maybe I'm missing something?
> What tells Mailman that "mischievous.us" is another way of sending to
> this same mailing list is putting testlist at mischievous.us in Privacy
> options... -> Recipient filters -> acceptable_aliases of the
> testlist at peacock.place list.
> Your add_virtualhost('mischievous.us', 'peacock.place') and
> add_virtualhost('www.peacock.place', 'peacock.place') have nothing to do
> with this.
> However, as far as I can see, it is not Mailman putting
> testlist at mischievous.us in the Cc: of your reply-all. It is your MUA.
> -- 
> 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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