Setting up MailMan under Debian.

Submitted by rmiddle on Tue, 01/27/2009 - 14:17

#apt-get install mailman

This will install the latest version of mailman

after installation of postfix you need to do the following things

Edit /etc/postfix/

Ensure that the following line exist: owner_request_special = no

Ensure that in virtual_maps there's this entry: hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman

Ensure that in alias_maps there's this entry: hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/aliases

Save & quit this file

Now you need to edit Mailman's config file

Edit /etc/mailman/

Ensure that the following line exist: MTA = "Postfix"

Ensure that the following line exist


Save & quit

If you want to add new list to mailman

Type newlist <list_name>@<>, and answer the questions.

Type /usr/lib/mailman/bin/genaliases, which will update /var/lib/mailman/data/aliases and var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman accordingly

Now restart mailman to take our new settings

#/etc/init.d/mailman force-reload

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