[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.

Thanks again,

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  
> and
> 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.
> See
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2005-October/ 
> 047082.html
> for a little more detail and the above mentioned patch.
> Also search this list's archives for things like 'external mail  
> server'
> and 'fetchmail'.
>> Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users% 
>> 40python.org/
> -- 
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Darich Runyan
President/Principal Consultant
Omni Infosec Ltd.
734 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23606

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