[Mailman-Users] Newbie question

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Mar 3 14:14:32 CET 2004

The aliases from Mailman point to an application.  So all mail going to
a list is handed to Mailman's posting application and the application
will either hold the post or pass it out to the list (depending on the
rules you have setup for the list).

HtH - Jon Carnes

On Wed, 2004-03-03 at 03:19, Key Dof wrote:
> Ok, but using the alias file, how will it stop the delivery to a list
> from an unsubscribed user?
> On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 17:53, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 09:12, Key Dof wrote:
> > > Thanks a lot for you reply, in fact my question wasn't about the
> > > possibility of being installed (as servers) but it's about the fact of
> > > interacting, ie: when an email arrives to the server, if it knows where
> > > to deliver it (a user or mailman).
> > > If you confirm that it can be done, i will install it and go reading the
> > > docs, but if it is impossible because it's either a user delivery or a
> > > mailing list delivery, than i will have to start installing another
> > > machine.
> > > Thanks again
> > > 
> > Mailman uses the aliases file. Each mailing list adds several aliases to
> > the aliases file. The only real user you need to add to the machine is
> > one that is specifically setup to run the applications.  The name of
> > that user is normally "mailman".

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