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

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Wed Nov 7 22:58:08 CET 2007

On 11/7/07, Tomasz Chmielewski wrote:

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

The way fetchmail works, you download e-mail from the remote server 
and pass it on to the local MTA.  Therefore, you have to have a local 
MTA on the recipient machine.  For Mailman, you need something to 
read those aliases and do the right thing with the messages being 

This local MTA doesn't have to be listening to any external ports or 
anything, but you do need something on that system to fill that role 
of taking the mail handed to it by fetchmail and then feeding that to 
the right program with the right command-line options.  The easiest 
way to do that is to run a real MTA on that server.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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