[Mailman-Users] Newbie question: Aliases in postfix not being created

John W Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Thu Jan 24 05:29:54 CET 2002

At 15:00 -0700 1/23/2002, Ashley M. Kirchner wrote:
>> 1. Why isn't mailman creating the aliases automatically when I run ./newlist
>    Because different MTA's use different alias files and MM can't just go
>on assuming
>what you have, where it is and how to add it.  Aliases _can_ be added
>automatically if
>you tell it to by supplying the -o <filename> [1] on the command line:
>./newlist -o
>/etc/mail/aliases (for sendmail)
>    However, it won't run the newaliases command for you, you need to do
>that yourself.
>And I don't know what your MTA needs in terms of aliases.

Including nothing, for some MTA's suitably configured.  Doing so is easy
with Exim; it is said to be easy with Postfix (but I have no experience
with that).

Basically, Exim is instructed to find lists by looking for their
configuration DB, and then direct mail appropriately.  The new list is
ready for email when the ./newlist command finishes.  See the Exim site for
instructions on how do to it with Exim.


John Baxter   jwblist at olympus.net      Port Ludlow, WA, USA

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