[Mailman-Users] Fetchmail? + mailmain + SMTP on different servers
glen.low at pixelglow.com
Tue Jan 25 19:02:10 CET 2005
On 26/01/2005, at 1:44 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Glen Low wrote:
>> If I understand the process properly (after doing the appropriate
>> research), why would I need a procmail step at all?
>> I set up my fetchmail to poll a POP3 server for incoming mail to
>> LISTNAME-admin, LISTNAME-bounces etc. Each fetchmail rc line has mda
>> set directly to mailman, avoiding the procmail step entirely -- am I
>> missing something?
>> poll something.com with protocol pop3 username "LISTNAME" there with
>> password "XXX" is "mailman" here mda "sudo -u mailman
>> /usr/share/mailman post LISTNAME"
> It seems you don't need the procmail step. I'm not fetchmail literate
> so when you mentioned procmail, I knew that would work. But as you
> describe it, as long as you can get each listname-* address separately
> with fetchmail and pipe it to the appropriate command, that's all you
OK, neither am I, just spent several hours grappling with fetchmail and
FYI (and the list's), the fetchmail recipe is
poll something.com with protocol pop3 username "LISTNAME" there with
password "XXX" is "mailman" here mda "/usr/share/mailman post LISTNAME"
etc. -- the sudo was incorrect since the fetchmail should have been run
under mailman user anyway.
Then in mm_cfg.py set the SMTPHOST to whatever the outgoing mail server
With this setup I can run Mailman on my own private server (which may
not be up 100%) and still get and send mail from my main public
servers. The only thing that seems to need to be public is the web
pages and CGI...
Cheers, Glen Low
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