[Mailman-Users] Postfix virtual domains and mailman

Scott Chapman scott_list at mischko.com
Thu Jul 13 19:25:28 CEST 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Martin Hasselmann wrote:
>> A former admin has setup Postfix on our servers running with virtual
>> domains. As described in here http://workaround.org/articles/ispmail/ he
>> configured mailman with alias-maps and virtual maps.
>> It seems to me that this is an old way of configuring postfix.
> You need alias_maps to tell postfix to use
> /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases (and /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases.db).
>> My question is: Afaik mailman does not need to work with mysql (where
>> all virtual emails, mailadress owners etc. are stored in). How can I
>> force postfix to lookup not only in the mysql-db, but also in
>> /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases? I have no more ideas! I was pretty sure,
>> that everything concerning mailman has to be added to postfix's
>> main.cf-variable "virtual_maps" because there isn't another variable
>> that seemed applicable for me, too.
> See <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html> and
> <http://www.list.org/mailman-install/postfix-virtual.html>. You need
> virtual_maps with virtual domains. You need alias_maps in any case.
> The former admin's configuration was probably what you need. If you
> really think there is a better way, this is a Postfix issue and would
> better be addressed on a Postfix list.

You may want to check out:

http://www.gurulabs.com/goodies/downloads.php [search for mailman on the page]

It enables you to do the trick with no aliases at all.  Very clean and nice.

If I could just get mailman to not even build the alias file....


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