[Mailman-Users] /etc/aliases in sendmail

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Fri Aug 2 11:36:09 CEST 2002

As a possible alternative, there is a contribution in the contrib folder of 
the MM 2.1b2 release ($build/contrib/mm-handler) whose use obviates 
extending Sendmail's aliases database every time a new Mailman list is 
added or an old one removed.

It is a Sendmail Mailer (its a Perl script) which calls the Mailman 
programs to handoff mail from Sendmail to Mailman. It is "driven" Mailman's 
list "database". Hence it dynamically starts delivery to new lists and 
stops delivery to removed lists without any need to maintain a separate 
Sendmail aliases database.

I cannot see any reason why this should work just as well with MM 2.0.x as 
with MM 2.1.x; indeed I'm going to switch over to using it on my production 
MM 2.0.13 installation if I can first install it successfully on my test 
2.1b2 installation.

At 15:39 01/08/2002 -0700, Gary Verhulp wrote:
>newlist -o /etc/aliases : newaliases
>I think this is what you are asking for
>Larry Guest wrote:
>>Is there a better way to handle the mailman aliases instead of just editing
>>my /etc/aliases file and running newaliases.
>>When I get to over 200 lists its going to be a nightmare file.

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