[Mailman-Users] changing MTA from sendmail -> procmail

Dan Mahoney, System Admin danm at prime.gushi.org
Fri Nov 19 20:10:12 CET 2004

On Fri, 19 Nov 2004, Aaron Bennett wrote:

Procmail is not an MTA.  It does not speak SMTP inbound or outbound.  It 
is merely a "delivery agent", which takes the mail once sendmail (or 
another MTA) gets it in from the grid and handles stuffing it in a box.

I'm quite familiar with the setup you're going to -- essentially you use 
procmail to replace sendmail's mail.local.

Postfix, is a different animal.

> Hi,
> I've got an established mailman installation on RHEL 3 and I'm planning to 
> change that system's MTA from sendmail to procmail.  Does anyone know of any 
> gotchas or other things I need to look out for?  I'm assuming that in a 
> non-virtual-domain setup like this it should be fairly simple: make sure I've 
> got backups of /etc/aliases and then uses Redhat's nifty little 
> redhat-switch-mail program to change to postfix....
> Anyone have scars from a similiar assumption?
> :-)


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