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

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Wed Nov 7 22:37:42 CET 2007

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At 11:56 AM 11/7/2007, you wrote:

>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 sense:
># 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:

That won't work. You need to create each one of those aliases as a 
mailbox at your ISP. Then do a fetchmail on each one.

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