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From: Thomas Rösner <Thomas.Roesner@...>
Subject: Re: Own mailing list
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 19:45:55 +0200

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.

[Deus] schrieb:
> Hi,
> 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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