[Mailman-Users] separate smtp server

JT luser at ahab.com
Tue Jun 12 18:20:20 CEST 2001

The goal is that my mail server and my web server are not the same...
I just wasn't sure how to complete the setup where the *inbound* MTA
isn't on the same server as the outbound one (where it's obvious what
to do).

It turns out that you really don't need to install mailman on the mail
server - only on the web server.  As long as the mail server forwards
mailman mail to the same address on the web server, e.g.
mailman at myserver.dom -> mailman at www.myserver.dom, mailman seems happy,
archives will be in the right place, etc.  I suppose there are further
refinements you could make, but those would be very specific to your

On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 12:57:46PM -0700, alex wetmore wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, JT wrote:
> > I am trying to set up a mailman installation where the web and smtp
> > servers are separate... E.g., the list address is mylist at foo.org,
> > my mail server is mail.foo.org, and the interface is maintained on
> > www.foo.org
> My first question is, what is your goal in doing this?
> I have a system where the web and smtp servers are mostly seperate.
> The server which hosts the lists primarily does the web stuff, and has
> incoming email via postfix.  Mailman hands off outgoing email to
> another SMTP server which is better setup to handle sending large
> amounts of email.  This configuration is really easy to setup and
> might meet your needs.
> If you don't want to expose the smtp server on the web box to the
> world then you could have incoming email go to the smtp box, and have
> it hand off mailman mail to the web box.  This way the smtp server on
> the web box would only need to allow connections from the smtp box.
> If I had to run behind a single IP address this is the configuration
> that I would use.
> alex
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