On a machine that hosts domains, the file could be called anything
and located anywhere. Look for /etc/aliases or /etc/mail/aliases
as a flat text file. If your MTA is other than sendmail, that hint
might not be worth the electrons that sent it either. You edit the
file with your favorite text editor like vi, emacs, or pico.
The line you want to replace should look something like this;
lourds_announcements: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l lourds_announcements lourds_announcements-list,nobody"
when you modify it, it should look like this;
lourds_announcements: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l lourds_announcements lourds_announcements-list,firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com"
Depending on the location for the majordomo wrapper, the path above
could be different. The example I used is from a redhat installation.
Also, your outgoing alias might be named different. The example I
used "lourds_announcements-list" might have a different extension to
replace "list" with "outgoing", "20050220", or any random string.
PS. Both of the examples above are on a single line, just in case
this email gets long lines wrapped into multiple lines.
Barry Koopersmith wrote:
> Thank you for your response.
> I am new to using mailing lists. I bought the "Managing Mailing Lists"
> by Alan Schwartz book but I cannot figure out how to implement your
> I only have two email addresses that I want to speed up delivery for.
> The two addresses are firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
> The mailing list name is lourds_announcements. Please tell me the name
> of the file and the exact command line that I would need to insert (and
> where in the file it should be placed) based on the above values.
> Thanks for your help.
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: How to control order of delivery
> Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:41:54 -0600
> From: Daniel Liston <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Barry Koopersmith <email@example.com>
> CC: firstname.lastname@example.org
> If this is just for one or two addresses, you might speed things along
> considerably by adding the addresses directly to the aliases file.
> listname: "/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -l listname
> listname-outgoing: addr1,addr2,:include:/path-to/lists/listname
> Dan Liston
> On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 23:24, Barry Koopersmith wrote:
> I have a mailing list of about 1400 addresses (including my address).
> When an email is posted to the list, I get my copy from 30 to 45 minutes
> later. I tried move my email address to the top of the list of names but
> I still did not receive my copy quickly.
> Does the Majordomo software send out the emails in alphabetical order of
> the addresses (regardless of the order in the address list file) or what
> controls the order of delivery.?
> Is there a way to configure the distribution so that two particular
> addresses get the emails first (and hopefully quickly)?
> Thanks to anyone who can help me out.