[Mailman-Users] More on Sendmail

Brian Haines brian at oneparkplace.com
Tue Feb 3 14:28:46 CET 2004

Newbie Alert!!!

I just installed Mailman 2.1.4 and created a new list via the Web based
interface. This is a nice feature, but it does not give you the aliases to
create like the command line does. It says it sent them via e-mail, but the
email that was sent did not include the needed aliases.

I am on Redhat with Sendmail and Python 2.3.3.

Is there something wrong with my installation, or is this known behavior of
the program?


-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+brian=oneparkplace.com at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+brian=oneparkplace.com at python.org] On Behalf
Of Kevin McCann
Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2004 7:54 AM
To: James Ralston
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] More on Sendmail

>For my Mailman server, I wrote a script to extract the mailman alias 
>entries and merge them with my master aliases file.  I run this from 
>cron every 10 minutes.  Usually, by the time the list owner gets done 
>fiddling with the config for his new list, the alias file entries have 
>already been generated.
I did things a bit different. I configured sendmail to use two alias 
files: etc/aliases and /etc/mm_aliases (the latter being for  Mailman 
aliases only). No merging necessary. My script appends to mm_aliases and 
executes newaliases thereafter. If you wish, you can configure 
sendmail's alias file option in /etc/mail/sendmail.mc. The line is here:

define(`ALIAS_FILE', `/etc/aliases,/etc/mm_aliases')dnl

- Kevin

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