Harald.Meland at usit.uio.no
Thu Jan 28 17:51:57 CET 1999
> i've followed the threads on qmail and exim but i'm a bit confused.
> it seems that mailman does not yet support qmail but may soon.
If I interpreted Balazs correctly, the only "problem" with Qmail was
that Mailman-generated mail (i.e. subscription confirmations, password
reminders etc., but _not_ normal sent-to-a-list mail) doesn't have
Date: or Message-ID: headers.
I believe most sendmail equivalents insert these headers when they're
missing, but apparently Qmail does not. Thus, if there is a some
sendmail equivalent between some user and Mailman running on Qmail,
that user will get mail with these headers.
> does it actually work with exim?
Yes. This is the Mailman-relevant parts of my Exim configuration:
driver = pipe
allow_commands = /local/Mailman/mail/wrapper
user = mailman
driver = aliasfile
search_type = lsearch
file = /local/Mailman/data/MTA_aliases
pipe_transport = mailman_list_pipe
(Whee, I just _love_ not having to clutter with sendmail.cf anymore :)
> we're using sendmail and need to either upgrade to 8.9 or change
Exim is designed to be a sendmail drop-in replacement -- very nearly
all the sendmail command-line options work in the same way when given
Another *big* plus (in my eyes, anyway) with Exim is that the author
is extremely helpful, and on a daily basis shares his wisdom with the
rest of the <exim-users at exim.org> mailing list (which I'm sad to say
isn't a Mailman list ;).
[ I had a look at qmail some months ago, and as soon as I realized
that you need to define a bunch of different qmail users on any box
where you might want to pipe something into /usr/lib/sendmail (due
to it's compartmentalized model of execution), I realized it wasn't
really my piece of cake. Postfix looks good, but isn't mature
enough yet, IMHO. ]
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