[Mailman-Users] Installation On Separate Server Plausible?

James Reid james at thereidsonline.com
Mon May 18 03:02:57 CEST 2009

Hi Brad,

Is this something that would become *easier* if it were done using the
MYSQL plugin that is floating around?


> on 5/14/09 8:45 PM, Carlos Williams said:
>> I am being told that my Postfix email server can no longer run Apache
>> on the same physical server. The management has decided for specific
>> reasons that Apache can only be installed and configured on the web
>> server, not the mail server. The mail server will simply run Postfix /
>> Dovecot.
> You can certainly configure Mailman to use your new mail-only server as
> the external mail interface to the world, but I think you're going to
> need to have some sort of mail server running on the web server machine,
> even if that mail server is not otherwise externally accessible.  The
> reason is because of the way that messages are handed off to Mailman --
> via e-mail.
> The only other solution I can see is to have your mail server and web
> server both mount and share the same file storage, so that the mail
> server can provide the message input to Mailman (as well as the
> archiving, mailing the messages back out to the subscribers, etc...),
> and the web server can provide the WebUI for interacting with Mailman.
> However, neither of these is an easy configuration to set up or
> maintain, at least not relative to the typical method.  I think we've
> got some pointers on doing this kind of thing in the FAQ and in the
> archives of this list, but there may be some details which are not clear
> to you and will need further clarification.
>> This will force me to move web mail (RoundCube) & MailMan to my web
>> server! My question is can I have MailMan function from scratch (no
>> data needs to be migrated to the new install) from my web server and
>> work?
> You still need access to the data.  You can't just install a web server
> on another machine and expect it to magically have all the data.  And
> you still need to provide some way to update that data, and you still
> need some way to provide e-mail input and output to that system.
> There are a few ways to solve these issues, but each has a different set
> of trade-offs, etc....
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