[Mailman-Users] is it possible to set up mailman on a hostwithout a MTA?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Wed Nov 7 17:56:13 CET 2007

Mark Sapiro schrieb:

> Incoming mail is harder, but it can be done using something like
> fetchmail to retrieve mail from a remote server. It can then be
> delivered to Mailman via someththing like procmail or by using
> Mailman's Maildir delivery.

So, I started to put the things together. As you said, outgoing mail is 
easy, and incoming mail is harder (but can be done with fetchmail).

So, considering no MTA is running on a machine which runs mailman - how 
do I go through this part:


Putting this into aliases file on a mail server surely wouldn't make any 

# bin/genaliases
To finish creating your mailing list, you must edit your /etc/aliases (or
equivalent) file by adding the following lines, and possibly running the
`newaliases' program:

## some-list mailing list
some-list:              "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman post some-list"
some-list-admin:        "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman admin some-list"
some-list-bounces:      "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman bounces some-list"
some-list-confirm:      "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman confirm some-list"
some-list-join:         "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman join some-list"
some-list-leave:        "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman leave some-list"
some-list-owner:        "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman owner some-list"
some-list-request:      "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman request some-list"
some-list-subscribe:    "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman subscribe some-list"
some-list-unsubscribe:  "|/path/mailman/mail/mailman unsubscribe some-list"

Should I just deliver all emails to one mailbox (some-list at site, 
some-list-subscribe at site, some-list-unsubscribe at site etc.), and 
fetchmail should fetch it to:



Tomasz Chmielewski

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