[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.
> 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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