[Mailman-Users] Easy Install Instructions for Mailman and (exim, postfix or sendmail)

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Wed Nov 26 18:39:51 CET 2003

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Mike Gifford wrote:
> RH 8.0 - upgraded with apt-get
> mailman-2.1.1-4
> sendmail-8.12.8-9.90
> postfix-1.1.12-1
> Tweaking only works if you know what to touch..  

True, but I know I've seen that info in either the Red Hat release
notes or somewhere else reasonably handy.  I haven't run a machine
with Sendmail for years, I switched to Postfix after just a few looks
at the Sendmail configs.

> Any pointers?
> 	/etc/mail/sendmail.mc

Yeah, looking at the redhat rpm of sendmail from 7.3, that file
contains this:

    dnl This changes sendmail to only listen on the loopback device
    dnl and not on any other network devices. Comment this out if you want
    dnl to accept email over the network.
    DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')

> How do I activate postfix so that this is run..

Red Hat uses the alternatives system for this.  There is an app,
redhat-switchmail which will do this for you.  You can also just
uninstall sendmail and then postfix will become the default MTA if
it's installed.

To get postfix to accept connections from other than localhost, you
need to comment out this line in /etc/postfix/main.cf:

    inet_interfaces = localhost

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