[Mailman-Users] Help in understanding Mailman setup

Robert Moskowitz rgm at htt-consult.com
Thu Dec 2 15:35:57 CET 2010

I have been plowing through the Mailman documentation and trying some 
things on a test system and need lots of help.

First my system is Fedora 12 with Postfix and an SQL database for the 
users, virtual domains, forwarders, and transport.  See:  

So I installed Mailman, ran the script to set its password, then the 
modified the config file to support virtual host 
(http:/mailman.domain.com/mailman) and postfix.  After this, I could run 
the script that created the mailman list that then prints a bunch of 
entries to add to /etc/aliases.  I am having major problems with these 
aliases.  I don't know how to put commands in the SQL database (perhaps 
it SHOULD work with the forwarder table) and the SQL virtual domain 
setup is NOT working with what Mailman is expecting and these aliases 
commands.  So that is one problem I am not figuring out.

But I went and created a second list via the http://...../mailman/create 
URL.  Where is the information about this list kept?  I can't find it.  
No changes were made to /etc/aliases for this new list.  Perhaps if I 
saw what a web created list needed I might figure out a way to get 
things integrated.

I have asked over on the postfix list if anyone there is running Postfix 
with SQL and mailman and so far only one person has piped up siging the 
praises of Postfix with the SQL backend, but nothing on Mailman.  So I 
need a bit of help here...

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