[Mailman-Users] Newbie Question - Setting up email

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Sep 10 01:24:22 CEST 2005

At 7:02 PM +0000 2005-09-09, greg at ascendnetwork.com wrote:

>          How do I configure mailman and exim (thought it was sendmail before
>  but it is exim4) to get posts from that acct and send them to everyone on my
>  list?

	You don't.  That's not the way these kinds of programs work.

	If you want to run Mailman on your local machine, then you need 
to configure things in some way so that they are delivered direct to 
that system from the outside world, or perhaps through a mail 
forwarding service at your provider.  Alternatively, pay a hosting 
company to run Mailman for you -- see 

	If you knew what you were doing, there are other programs you 
could set up that would log into your POP3 account, download your 
mail for you, then distribute that to the system as if it had been 
sent in directly from the outside world, and then you could use a 
POP3 client to log into the local server to pick up your mail -- the 
system would deliver other stuff to Mailman, as appropriate.

	But it seems to me like you're unlikely to have the necessary 
knowledge and skills to properly set up a program like "fetchmail" or 
"getmail" to do this kind of thing.  If you do want to go this route, 
then you will need to find assistance elsewhere in terms of how to 
set up programs like fetchmail or getmail, since they are not 
included as part of our package.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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