[Mailman-Users] connect to exchange server

Jeanne Ilchuk ilchuk at wrlc.org
Fri Dec 19 18:42:41 CET 2008

Thanks, Grant.  My email to the mailman list is taking a long time to get through.  Would you mind doing a reply all ?  I'm on vacation and will work on this next week.  Needs to be up and running by the end of the year.  


>You did not say, do you want your mailing lists to be in the domain
>hosted by Exchange, or in a sub-domain that is hosted by the Solaris
>mail server?
The mailing lists will be on the mailman server [solaris].  I was as little contact as possible with the exchange server and the person running it.

>Who is administering Exchange for you?
The microsoft person.

> Also, what version of Exchange are you using?

Here is some other Exchange server info I get when I'm logged in.  
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 5.1; InfoPath.1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648)
Outlook Web Access version: 8.1.311.2
Outlook Web Access host name: mail.wrlc.org
Exchange Client Access server .NET Framework version: 2.0.50727.1433
Client Access server operating system version: Microsoft Windows NT 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2
Microsoft Exchange Client Access server version:
Mailbox server name: w2k-exchange1.wrlc2k.wrlc.org
Mailbox server Microsoft Exchange version:
Other Microsoft Exchange server roles currently installed on the Client Access server: 
Mailbox, Hub Transport

From: mailman-users-bounces+ilchuk=wrlc.org at python.org [mailman-users-bounces+ilchuk=wrlc.org at python.org] On Behalf Of Grant Taylor [gtaylor at riverviewtech.net]
Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 12:15
To: Mail List - Mailman
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] connect to exchange server

On 12/18/08 06:51, 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.

I don't think that it is possible to integrate Mailman with Exchange
like you can with Sendmail / Postfix / Qmail / etc.  But that does not
mean that it can not be made to work.

> Do I need to run again with cgi-gid=mailnull ?  or can I just chgrp?
I have no idea.

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

If I recall Solaris uses "mail" as sort of a ""magic host name as a
place holder that everything uses and the system is set up so that the
magic name of "mail" resolves to the actual mail server.  Am I any where

> On the mailman server, I changed the mailhost to the hostname of the
> sun server where I installed mailman, then set up the apache server
> with a dedicated IP and dns entry mailman.
Ok.  (I think.)

> I'm kind of struggling here because I've been using ecartis MLM on an
> old FreeBSD server that IT is eliminating.   At the same time we
> moved our mail from the freebsd server (postfix) to MS Exchange.  I
> don't have a clue how the exchange server works.  I'm accessing my
> own email using the WOA Light version, which would have to be imap
> with SMTP [I thought].  Is exchange a pop3 server ?
Exchange is /many/ things, including POP3, IMAP, SMTP, X.400, etc.

> Thanks for all the speedy replies.  I'll be back!  -- Back to the
> drawing board -- suggestions welcome.

Either way, you are going to have to configure Exchange to route some
email to the Solaris mail server, be it individual mail boxes, or a

Grant. . . .
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