[Mailman-Users] Mailman with Postfix and OS X

Greg Westin westin at fas.harvard.edu
Thu Jul 11 07:12:42 CEST 2002

I think I solved my issues, and they were simple.  The only problems 
were that 1) I had accidentally typed DEFAULT_HOME_NAME or something 
like that instead of DEFAULT_HOST_NAME, and 2) I hadn't re-specified 
MAILMAN_OWNER after redefining DEFAULT_HOST_NAME in the mm_cfg.py file.

I think I'm all set now... sorry about the trouble.  But if anyone can 
tell me any particular changes I should make to my configuration so that 
things work better with Postfix, please let me know.  I think I did what 
the install FAQ recommends for Postfix, creating another aliases 
database in the mailman folder, etc, but other than that I don't think 
I've done anything Postfix-specific.



On Thursday, July 11, 2002, at 12:24 AM, Greg Westin wrote:

> I'm trying to set up Mailman on OS X with Postfix as my MTA, but I've 
> had some trouble.  Here are my problems, which may or may not be 
> related:
> 1.  The options I specified in mm_cfg.py aren't being applied, I don't 
> think.  For example, the links to send comments to the mailman-owner 
> just say to 'mailman-owner@', with no domain name, even though it's 
> specified in mm_cfg.py.  I accidentally edited the Defaults file once, 
> but then changed everything back and saved it again.  Is that what 
> cased my problem?  When I changed the domain in the Defaults file, the 
> mailman-owner address was displayed properly.
> 2.  I left all my settings as sendmail, because I didn't know how to 
> change things for Postfix.  When Mailman send mail, though, it doesn't 
> work correctly.  For example, when I try to subscribe to a list, the 
> mail Mailman tries to send is from the invalid address test-
> owner at .mydomain.com, which is rejected by my e-mail server.  Why is 
> that extra period there?  I don't know, but it messes everything up.
> 3.  I know there was something else, but I've forgotten it.  Here's a 
> question: can anyone tell me how to get Postfix to start automatically 
> when I log in?  The tutorial I used to set it up gave instructions to 
> do so, but I still have to start it manually every time I restart.
> Thanks,
> Greg Westin
> westin at fas.harvard.edu
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