[Mailman-Users] mailman without hosting mail server
Darich Runyan/OMNI INFOSEC HQ
darich at omni-infosec.com
Thu Oct 27 17:10:19 CEST 2005
Thanks for the quick reply. I was afraid that it was possible but
would be very complex/time consuming. I guess I will look into
either migrating hosting of our email in-house, or as John Dennis
pointed out, finding a hosting company that provides list services.
On Oct 27, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Darich Runyan/OMNI INFOSEC HQ wrote:
>> New to the list and mailman so please go easy. ;^) I did check the
>> archives as well as did some extensive searching online and was
>> unable to find an answer to my question. My company's email is
>> hosted by an email provider. This has not been a bad arrangement;
>> however, now we would like to provide some email lists. Is it
>> possible to host mailman and lists without hosting our own mail? If
>> it is possible would any of you please point me to some documentation
>> or possibly point me in the right direction?
> Yes, but it's not too easy. Using an external outgoing mail server is
> easily configured in Mailman and may work, but there may problems with
> the server not wanting to 'relay' your outgoing mail, at least without
> authorization. If this is the case, there is a simple patch for
> username/password authorization.
> Using an external server for incoming list mail is more complicated
> usually requires something like fetchmail to get the mail from the
> server and something like procmail or maybe Mailman's 'maildir'
> feature to get the mail to Mailman.
> for a little more detail and the above mentioned patch.
> Also search this list's archives for things like 'external mail
> and 'fetchmail'.
>> Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%
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