[Mailman-Users] mm-handler question

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Fri May 14 21:25:42 CEST 2004

On 14 May 2004, at 09:41, Marcus Sattler wrote:

> Hey guys,
> Has anyone actually recently gotten mm-handler to run?

Yes it can be made to work. I initially used the Perl script  
contribution by David Champion for several months, initially with MM  
2.0.13 and later MM 2.1, but had to modify the original Perl script  
when I tripped over a defect in it which meant some incoming mail was  
lost under a particular set of error conditions. I then re-implemented  
the sendmail mailer idea in Python with a closer integration between  
the handler and Mailman; mailer logs to the Mailman logs, for instance.  
This Python version has been in daily use on the Mailman systems I  
manage for 2 or 3 years now.

My Python version is available through either of the links below and  
has been maintained through the version MM updates. The main reason I  
mention it is that the README.SENDMAIL.mailer documentation file in the  
patch may help you as it contains some notes on the sendmail side of  
the installation as I experienced it. That said, having gotten it to  
work it has been trouble free, has saved a bunch of hassle in  
maintaining aliases, but I can barely remember the detail of what I had  
to do at the start.



Sorry I cannot be of more help but after years of not understanding  
sendmail, I still do not understand it well; in fact the only guy I  
know who is a sendmail expert is arguably certifiable.

> I followed the instructions to a T, but sendmail still refuses to send  
> any mail to mm-handler, it simply errors out.
> I wasn't sure if you all had a better place to send me for more  
> documentation?
> Thanks,
> Marcus
Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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