MailScanner/Sendmail + Mailman?

James Pifer mailscannerlist at TNJINFL.COM
Thu Jul 17 15:05:02 IST 2003

Well, first I tried the Mailman RPM that comes with Redhat and had
trouble with the Admin pages not saving changes. The Mailman list said
to uninstall the RPM and download the newer non-rpm install.

The README.SENDMAIL says to look at mm-handler.readme, and that's where
it talks about modifying the cf file. I don't think you really need to
after taking another look. One thing it did say you "must" do was to
modify the mailertable and add an entry like(their example):

Did you have to modify the mailertable?

I looked at the files you suggested and found a few things. Under
data/qfiles there was a file that said I should have some stuff in
/etc/aliases, so I added those entries as it suggested.

I can see what appears to be the outgoing messages stuck in

I see nothing in /var/log/messages related to my mailman list.

I didn't see anything about changing the wrapper stuff. Maybe that's
what I'm missing? Honestly not sure I understand what you said here:
smrsh change (cd /usr/adm/sm.bin && ln -s /home/mailman/mail/wrapper. ).
Would I type that line exactly as you show in the ()?

Thanks for your help.

On Thu, 2003-07-17 at 09:00, Matt Laney wrote:
> > Anyone running Mailman on the same server that is running MailScanner
> > with Sendmail?
> Yep:  MailScanner 4.22-5, sendmail 8.12.something, GNU Mailman
> 2.0.something.  Works great.
> > The Mailman readme wants you to configure the and make some
> > changes. I don't want to mess up my functioning MailScanner server.
> I ran through the Mailman docs just now and didn't see any required
> changes to, rather a couple aliases to enter and a smrsh
> change ( cd /usr/adm/sm.bin && ln -s /home/mailman/mail/wrapper . ).
> What did it ask you to do?  (Perhaps I have an old version that doesn't
> require whatever this is.)
> > Right now it doesn't seem to deliver mail.
> Can you tell from your sendmail logs or from the mailman data/ and qfiles/
> and logs/ directories how far along the delivery process is going?
> Is the mail getting to mailman?  If so, is it being sent out (by the
> cron job, qrunner, I believe)?
> -Matt
> --
> Matt Laney, mdlaney at
> Network and Unix Systems Engineer
> Morehouse College --- Atlanta, GA

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