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provides an alternative service for most mailing lists.c.f. bug 424647
first of all, you might want to now that this list gets five mails per
year in average, so you might want to try your luck with gentoo-server.
> I am in possesion of server machine. It has own IP, domain, etc. I've
> already configured SSH on it and everything works fine. I am about to
> create mailing server on that machine now. Which packages do I have to
> emerge? I'd like to have one account for example 'maillist' and if
> someone send message to maillist@... it will be forwarded to all
> subscribed users. How can I do that?
Do you have MX records for your domain? This is needed so mails for
foo@... will be delivered to your IP. Then you need a Mail
Transfer Agent like Exim or postfix, and if you want more than a simple
mailist with a few subscribers, a dedicated mailing list software.
We are using exim + MailMan for ca. 100 lists since 2005 and we are very
happy with it - mail list admins can administer their MLs without
handholding from Sys-Admins via a web interface, you get automatic
archives, sensible behavior and reliability. But if all you want is a
simple mail distribution for a few people a simple mail alias may be enough.
Search the Gentoo wiki for guides on how to set up a mail server.
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