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

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Thu Nov 27 18:24:34 CET 2003

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Mike Gifford wrote:
> I did manage to get mailman set up to run with sendmail


> & wanted to report back to the list on what was useful.  First,
> Todd's advice to comment out the DAEMON_OPTIONS in
> /etc/mail/sendmail.mc
> dnl # DAEMON_OPTIONS(`Port=smtp,Addr=, Name=MTA')dnl
> (Two comments on this - what an odd way to comment out something and
> also, the inline instructions in the rpm aren't all that clear -
> "Remove the loopback dnl # address restriction to accept email from
> the internet or intranet." - why not just say comment out the line
> below???)

Perhaps they wanted to be obfuscated like the rest of Sendmail?  ;)

> I also kept looking for setup/install instructions within the Mailman
> Documentation list here (doesn't seem to be an option):
> 	http://www.list.org/docs.html

The docs to read are in the mailman tarball and for Red Hat packaged
RPMS are installed in /usr/share/doc/mailman-$version/.  They usually
install a README.REDHAT file that details the few steps you need to
take in addition to installing the rpm, which does try to do much of
the work for you.  It's still good to read the INSTALL, README, and
the README's for the MTA you're using.

> I did try exim & postfix, but couldn't get either to work..

At least you have it going.  To me, the nicest thing about using
postfix with mailman is the integration.  All the aliases will get
added to your alias file automatically, which saves you the hassle of
manually adding them and running newaliases.

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