[Mailman-Users] Using gmail SMTP and mailman together

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 19:55:00 CEST 2006


On 4/24/06, Matthew Price <mandtprice at gmail.com> wrote:
> list of addresses?  I know that sounds like a spam engine, but the
> specific functionality I need is the ability to make a TLS connection
> to the gmail smtp server and not fire them off myself without any smtp
> server.
Mailman is probably overkill for what you need, since its main purpose
is managing list memberships and (I guess) maintaining archives. But
if the engine is running off your laptop, the latter doesn't do you
any good, and not much good for the former- users won't receive timely
feedback to emailed requests, and the web interface won't be
available.

So, a small script will probably do what you want.
Or, keep the list of addresses in a text file, and paste them into the
'To:' field each time.

That said, gmail itself supports 'groups' (refer to the 'Contacts'
link in the web interface), and any e-mail client worh its salt ought
to have some sort of rudimentary group functionality.

- Patrick Bogen



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