[Mailman-Users] I've built apache, sendmail, mailman successfully, how to make them work?

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Sun Feb 19 18:52:39 CET 2006

A POP/POP3 server is not required for mailman. Only if your mail
server also provides mail services to users (e.g., they can have an
email address person at your.server.com) do you need POP3. The same goes
for IMAP, if that comes up.

POP and IMAP are protocols for _retrieving_ mail (as opposed to
_receiving_ or _sending_, which are both handled by your Mail
Transport Agent, which in this case is Sendmail. Mailman does not need
to retrieve mail.)

- Patrick Bogen

On 2/19/06, lovecreatesbeauty <lovecreatesbeauty at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, thank you, Patrick.
> But I did not see that description in the INSTALL document. Perhaps it
> says but I ignored them, it is my fault.
> One more question, I did not add one `POP(3)' component into the
> Mailman system (i.e. my mail mail sysem including Mailman, sendmail,
> apache), but some guys questioned on the absence of the `POP' similar
> things.
> I think there is no need to install one POP thing for it. 1. the
> Mainman document does not says it; 2. Perhaps all mailing list
> subscribers subscribe with external mail which does not reside in the
> Mail server of my mail system (mentioned in the context).
> On 2/20/06, Patrick Bogen <pdbogen at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 2/19/06, lovecreatesbeauty <lovecreatesbeauty at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > By the way, when I create a new list (not site-wide one), Mailman will
> > > create an email address for it, but Mailman doesn't create a real
> > > email address for the list. Do I need to create that corresponding
> > > email address manually?
> > >
> >
> > With sendmail, mailman will report a list of aliases (or you should
> > run genaliases manually), which you then need to add to /etc/aliases,
> > and run newaliases to tell sendmail to rescan this file.
> >
> > --
> > - Patrick Bogen
> >
> --
> Sincerely,
> lovecreatesbeauty,
> lovecreatesbeauty at gmail dot com,
> http://www.spaces.msn.com/members/lovecreatesbeauty/

- Patrick Bogen

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