[Mailman-Users] connect to exchange server

Jeanne Ilchuk ilchuk at wrlc.org
Fri Dec 19 17:40:10 CET 2008

Thanks, Mark.  I'm on vac today but will find out if all email is sent to exchange (my guess is that it is because of prior problems with ecartis bounced messages).  Sendmail doesn't have a user or group.  /etc/group shows smmsp::25:  I forgot where I found that information (to use 25)

I'll update you on my progress next week.  I need to finish up by end of year. Thanks for the help.  

From: Mark Sapiro [mark at msapiro.net]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 10:42
To: Jeanne Ilchuk; Mail List - Mailman
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] connect to exchange server

Jeanne Ilchuk wrote:

>I was looking thru the archives and found this note from 2004 (below) which gave me the impression that it did not work with exchange.  That being said, here are more of my details.
>I'm installing on a Solaris sparc (v10), which has a functioning Sendmail that sends job output etc to staff.  I just found "Integrating Mailman with Sendmail" in the mailman docs, so I'm working with that.  I ran the Makefile with these parms-
>$ ./configure --with-mail-gid=25 --with-cgi-gid=nobody --with-python=/usr/bin/
>python --with-mailhost=mail --with-urlhost=mailman

Is 25 the gid under which sendmail will invoke the mail wrapper?

--with-mailhost  and --with-urlhost are fully qualified domain names
for email and web respectively. e.g mail.example.com and
mailman at example.com.

>Do I need to run again with cgi-gid=mailnull ?  or can I just chgrp?

You need to configure with --with-cgi-gid= whatever group apache will
use when invoking Mailman's CGIs and no, you can't just chgrp unless
by that you mean change the group that apache uses.

>--with-mailhost=mail is the hostname our exchange server

and assuming you qualify it, this is the host that Mailman will use in
list addresses, envelope senders, etc.

If it is possible, you could avoid a lot of pain by having incoming
mail to Mailman go directly to sendmail at mailman.example.com, and
skip exchange all together. The only reason this wouldn't work is if
your network route all external port 25 connects to the exchange

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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