[Mailman-Users] virtual domain setup with postfix

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Jan 30 18:49:11 CET 2007

David Newman wrote:
>pctest:             "|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post pctest"
>but virtual-mailman has:
>pctest at virt1.tld              pctest
>I'm missing how to glue the two together, and this is NOT covered in the existing mailman docs.

Do you have the appropriate alias_maps entry in your postfix
configuration pointing to aliases as discussed in

Do you have "MTA = 'Postfix'" in your mm_cfg.py and have you run
bin/genaliases to create the appropriate entries in data/aliases* and

You have to do all the stuff in sec 6.1.1 of the manual as well as the
stuff in sec 6.1.2 that you said you'd read many times.

>Once I get this running I'd be glad to write up documentation and submit it for possible inclusion. 

I'm sure this can be improved. We'd appreciate the help.

>Actually, the opposite. I'd set up a virtual mailbox for "pctest" but none of the rest of the pctest-* hierarchy. It's not covered in the docs, but from Mark's email I gather that I shouldn't need this step -- instead mail should be piped to the command Mark gave above.

You need entries in virtual-mailman* for addresses in your postfix
virtual domains to map them to local addresses, AND you need entries
in aliases* to cause these local addresses to be piped to the wrapper.
If you have MTA = 'Postfix' Mailman should take care of maintaining
data/aliases* and data/virtual-mailman* for you, but you need to
reference them in the postfix config as discissed in
<http://www.list.org/mailman-install/node13.html> and

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