[Mailman-Users] Delivery Module

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Sat Nov 8 00:41:27 CET 2003

On Saturday, November 8, 2003, at 12:03  am, John Poltorak wrote:

> Can anyone explain the difference betweem SMTPDirect and Sendmail ?

SMTPDirect is generic and will work with any SMTP compliant MTA for 
handling outgoing messages. As a consequence, the MTA does not have to 
reside on the same machine as Mailman.

Sendmail runs/spawns a local instance of sendmail (or any MTA that is 
masquerading as sendmail on your system) and is deprecated for 
performance and security reasons. Read the comments at the head of 
$prefix/Mailman/Handlers/Sendmail.py and do not use it.

> If I select Sendmail will outgoing mail be held in Sendmail spool 
> queue?

Yes. All the delivery method does is pass outgoing messages to the MTA.

> -- 
> John

Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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