Gentoo Archives: gentoo-web-user

From: "Thomas Rösner" <Thomas.Roesner@××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-web-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-web-user] Own mailing list
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 17:53:47
In Reply to: [gentoo-web-user] Own mailing list by "[Deus]"

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@××.domain 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@××××××××.in 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. Regards, Thomas -- gentoo-web-user@g.o mailing list