[Mailman-Users] GID For Virtualized Qmail[Vmailmgr]
Karl R. Balsmeier
karl at sfdata.net
Wed Mar 24 23:28:29 CET 2004
I am running Vmailmgr on my mail server so it can host multiple domains.
The build is based on qmail, and stores mail in the following structure:
I noticed the documentation notes possible things to do:
- You might need to set the mail-gid user to either "qmail", "mailman", or
"nofiles" by using the --with-mail-gid configure option.
BN: it highly depends on your mail storing policy. For example if
you use the simple ~alias/.qmail-* files, you can use `id -g alias`.
But if you use /var/qmail/users, the specified mail gid can be
If you are going to be directing virtual domains directly to the
"mailman" user (using "virtualdomains" on a list-only domain, for
example), you will have to use --with-mail-gid=<gid of mailman user's
This is incompatible with having list aliases in ~alias, unless that alias
simply forwards to "mailman-listname*".
- If there is a user `mailman' on your system, the alias
`mailman-owner' will work only in ~mailman. You have to do a "touch
.qmail-owner" in ~mailman directory to create this alias.
NB: An alternative, IMHO better solution is to `chown root
~mailman', that will stop qmail from considering `mailman' to be a
user to whom mail can be delivered. (See `man 8 qmail-getpw'.)
My question is this:
1. I plan on using mailman to run lists for users on xyx.net, there are
20 users. We plan to use about 5 lists with unique names. What's the
best choice of the above recommendations given my described setup?
[Qmail/Vmailmgr with mail stored in /home/dom/xyx.net/users/username]
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