[Mailman-Users] Mailman without localhost ?

kapuzino at web.de kapuzino at web.de
Tue Mar 29 16:22:24 EDT 2016

The Service-Assistant of my hosting tried to solve, but did not found both of the default entries in mm_cfg.py.
SMTPHOST = 'localhost'
So he's asking for accurate steps to handle SMTP Host Override (Plesk 12.5.x.). 

Also he wants to know, how to prevent overriding that values during next server-update.


Antwort auf Nachricht vom 2016-03-13 - 23:44:12 :

>On 03/13/2016 01:44 PM, kapuzino at web.de wrote:
>> The new operator of my hosting decided to remove localhost from whitelist in plesk outbound filter to prevent spam and blacklisting.
>> Anybody knows any chance to use mailman another way ?
>There are a couple of possibilities.
>> MM is still installed (v2.1.18), but recently only woks delivering to server-internal adresses.
>> The service guy said, there might by a chance using smtp auth.
>> I have no access to mm_cfg.py of my own, but perheaps the service assistant will do the job, if I give him information.
>> (have a low price hosting)
>Mailman has two settings for the outgoing mail server that can be
>overridden in mm_cfg.py. The default settings are
>SMTPHOST = 'localhost'
>SMTPPORT = 0    # 0 means use the smtplib default which is 25
>These are for outgoing mail from Mailman only. They have nothing to do
>with delivery of mail TO mailman. You can tell Mailman to connect to any
>SMTP server and port by setting SMTPHOST to the fully qualified name of
>the server and/or SMTPPORT to the port.
>If the host operator will perhaps set up and allow an alternative port
>for you to use without authentication, then Mailman can simply be
>configured to use that port.
>If that isn't an option, but you can use an alternate port such as 465
>or 587  that may require TLS and/or authentication, you can set SMTPPORT
>to that value, but you (or the host admin) will have to patch Mailman's
>SMTPDirect.py module to provide the authentication. You can find a patch
>for this at <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/558281>.

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