[Mailman-Users] building a new mailman server
gaa at ulticom.com
Thu Mar 27 15:25:19 CET 2014
On 03/27/14 04:26, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Sajan Parikh writes:
> > sendmail is still widely used, and if I were you, I'd just stick with
> > what works unless you have you a particular need that sendmail wasn't
> > filling.
> +1 with caveat:
> Exim and Postfix both have recipes for working with Mailman 3. It
> seems likely to me that it "won't be hard" to get Mailman 3 and
> Sendmail to work and play well together -- but nobody has done it yet.
I have it working fine. I recently replaced a very old implementation
of sendmail and Mailman on Solaris with a new one on CentOS 6. When I
did so, I used the POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD mechanism to automatically process
the aliases. See:
POSTFIX_ALIAS_CMD = '/usr/bin/sudo /etc/mail/import-mailman-aliases'
/bin/cp /etc/mailman/aliases /etc/mail/mailman.aliases
Cmnd_Alias IMPORT_MAILMAN_ALIASES = /etc/mail/import-mailman-aliases
apache ALL= NOPASSWD: IMPORT_MAILMAN_ALIASES
mailman ALL= NOPASSWD: IMPORT_MAILMAN_ALIASES
In the sendmail.mc file I changed:
so that the Mailman aliases would be in a separate file.
Warning: You need to have Mailman 2.1.15 or better (or patch it).
See this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/266408.
A fix is here:
(Thanks to Mark Sapiro)
I stayed with sendmail because I am using LDAP for aliases and routing and I
did not want to figure out how to do it with Postfix. My one exposure to
Postfix was a disaster trying to fix the email services on our marketing
department's web server at a hosting provider that did not support sendmail.
Perhaps with time, I could have made it work for our mail server, but the
duckling syndrome may have set in (yes, I still use vi and sometimes ed).
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