Every mailing list has a set of email addresses that messages can be
sent to. There's always one address for posting messages to the list,
one address that bounces will be sent to, and addresses for processing
email commands. For example, for a mailing list called
firstname.lastname@example.org, you'd find these addresses:
- email@example.com - this is the email address people should
use for new postings to the list.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - by sending a message to this address,
a new member can request subscription to the list. Both the
header and body of such a message are
ignored. Note that email@example.com is an alias for
the -join address.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - by sending a message to this address,
a member can request unsubscription from the list. As with the
-join address, the header and body of the
message is ignored. Note that email@example.com is
an alias for the -leave address.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - This address reaches the list owner
and list moderators directly.
- email@example.com - This address reaches a mail robot
which processes email commands that can be used to set member
subscription options, as well as process other commands.
- firstname.lastname@example.org - This address receives bounces from
members who's addresses have become either temporarily or
permanently inactive. The -bounces address is also a mail robot
that processes bounces and automatically disables or removes
members as configured in the bounce processing settings. Any
bounce messages that are either unrecognized, or do not seem to
contain member addresses, are forwarded to the list
- email@example.com - This address is another email
robot, which processes confirmation messages for subscription
and unsubscription requests.
There's also an -admin address which also reaches the list
administrators, but this address only exists for compatibility with
older versions of Mailman.