[Mailman-Users] problem with GID and postfix

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Jun 1 16:42:08 CEST 2006

Timo Schoeler wrote:
>i figure that i need to tell postfix to run
>/usr/pkg/lib/mailman/mail/mailman request mailman at riscworks.net
>as nobody. can i force postfix to do this?

You have two choices. Postfix runs the pipe as the user:group that owns
the alias file that the pipe came from. You could change the group of
data/aliases* to nobody, but that with cause other problems with
automatic alias generation for Postfix (assuming you have set MTA =

The better choice is to rerun configure with --with-mail-gid=mailman
and reinstall.

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