[Mailman-Users] connect to exchange server

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Wed Dec 17 22:32:25 CET 2008

On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 03:07:20PM -0600, Grant Taylor wrote:
> On 12/17/08 14:48, Jeanne Ilchuk wrote:
> >Was anything ever developed to allow mailman to work with a microsoft 
> >exchange server?

Last time I looked at doing this, I ended up sub-domaining out
(lists.example.org), and installing a *nix box, Exim, and Mailman for
that subdom (plus appropriate DNS records).

> Mailman (like any other SMTP speaking program) should be able to work 
> with Exchange.  Well, at least Mailman should be able to send email to 
> Exchange via SMTP.  You may have to do something interesting to get 
> Exchange to send email for a specific (Mailman) address elsewhere to be 
> able to interface with it.

I think I got as far as setting up ActivePython, and building Mailman,
to give up at some point, and used a "proper" OS; that in mind, though,
I'm not a Python fan, and knew it would take me <1 hour to have things
operational on $OTHER-BOX.

> You may have more luck finding something that will connect to a POP3 
> server (Exchange) and download messages and feed them in to Mailman.

I'd suggest using IMAPS over POP3, ymmv.

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