[Mailman-Users] Help with Mailman and Sendmail

Pierre Forget tech14 at netaxis.ca
Mon Dec 4 02:07:23 CET 2006


If it can help. I had problems installing and integrating with sendmail.

Culprit was that it needs to know under which group sendmail is used. 
So, look carefully in your sendmail.cf (DefaultUser) and make sure you 
compile mailman with the switch to include this group for :


and make an install user that is part of the mailman group to install 
the mailman software.

If you try to send an email to the list, it may show you under which 
group sendmail is using. This helped me.

Pierre Forget

Quoting David Abrahams <dave at boost-consulting.com>:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to follow the directions for integrating Mailman with
> Sendmail, but I think they may be incomplete.  It looks like there
> were orginally some instructions directed at installations like mine
> (a few users, a few mailing lists, *one* computer), and they were
> entirely replaced by instructions for installations where an entire
> host could be dedicated to serving mailman lists.  There are oblique
> references to how much easier the mm-handler method is than the
> alternative "maintaining lists of aliases" but no details about what
> that alternative involves.
> I don't mind going the mm-handler way if it's more scalable, so I
> pointed a separate domain, lists.boost-consulting.com, at my server.
> But now I have to learn about virtual hosting with sendmail and figure
> out how to integrate my .mc file with the supplied mailman.mc and have
> the respective settings that are different only apply to the intended
> hosts.  I don't know too much about sendmail (or email protocols in
> general, really), so this is turning into a big and risky project.  Is
> there anyone here who can help me get this stuff configured without
> bringing my email system to its knees for too long?
> Thanks in advance,
> --
> Dave Abrahams
> Boost Consulting
> www.boost-consulting.com
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