[Mailman-Users] Mailman 2.2: automatic newaliases from GUI listcreation?

Chris Waltham cwaltham at bowdoin.edu
Tue Mar 25 20:34:51 CET 2008

On Mar 25, 2008, at 3:07 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Chris Waltham wrote:
>> Just a quick question, as it's certainly not a deal-breaker: will
>> Mailman 2.2 support appending to /etc/{mail}/aliases, and the
>> execution of the newaliases command? I understand that there are
>> privilege concerns and security questions involved in this, but I'm
>> curious to hear if there's a roadmap for this functionality or if it
>> is too low-demand to be included. If it's the latter, my feelings
>> won't be hurt! I am curious more than anything.
> This capability already exists for Postfix in Mailman 2.1. The same
> functionality can't be directly implemented for Sendmail because of
> sendmail's requirements for ownership and permissions of alias files,
> but there are ways to do it for sendmail anyway. See
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.049.htp>

Thanks Mark, I searched the FAQ for "newaliases" and sendmail but  
didn't come up with this one. Thanks!


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