[Mailman-Users] Sendmail Performance with mailman

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon Jan 5 20:07:12 CET 2004

At 11:53 PM +0100 2004/01/05, Dr. M.C. Koops wrote:

>  I have no experience with smtp, but lots of people tell me that it is
>  really hard to configure sendmail.

	Not really.  Using the m4 package, it's pretty easy to build a 
sendmail.mc file that can be compiled into a suitable sendmail.cf. 
Many sendmail.mc files can be just two or three lines long.

>  I have an adsl connection to my provider, and my provider runs an smtp
>  server.  All I want to do is: send email out using sendmail (i have a
>  php package using sendmail)

	You could just select their server as the outbound mail server, 
and never have to bother with running your own local copy of sendmail.

>  can you help me?

	We could help with the mailman-specific parts, if there's 
anything in the mailman FAQ that you don't understand.  With the 
sendmail-specific parts, you'd be better off going to a 
sendmail-specific newsgroup or mailing list, or asking for assistance 
from your provider.

>  is it really that hard, or do I just have to push the right buttons,
>  set some addresses right etc?

	No, it's not particularly hard.  See 
and other FAQ entries from the FAQ Wizard at 
<http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> which match the string 
"sendmail", or any other string you may care to search for.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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