running from a sub-domain

Asked by Brian McCarthy

I've got the standard setup, but want a '' to be running a mailman list.

This is within a cpanel installation of

I have created a cname for to go to '' (without it several links were not working)

However, is this the best approach to get the subdomain working?

I am also looking at having the html pages hosing at (see other post relating to recomping .py files to include css headers).

I do have a few other mailing lists on the main '' and would like to keep changes independent for the subdomain and main domain.


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Best Mark Sapiro (msapiro) said :

CNAMEs for mail servers are generally a bad idea. In order to be compliant as a recipient mail server, should have an A record or an MX record with a name that has an A record. You could set an MX for with name That would be better.

Also, CNAMEs can result in an outgoing MTA rewriting domains in mail headers. See the FAQ at <>.

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Brian McCarthy (bmccarthy) said :

Thanks Mark Sapiro, that solved my question.