Firstly, can I congratulate you for making such a powerful piece of software as Mailman available for free and open source. I also am grateful to you for allowing Apple to implement it into their server solution.
As a new administrator serving the needs of a large group of visually impaired users, I need to take advantage of Mailman to implement our mailing lists.
I'm having a problem, however. And I wondered whether you'd be able to help me.
I need to host lists in a number of virtual domains and I'm a little unclear as to how to proceed beyond the basic configuration as I'm getting errors.
So, to try and explain. My server's fully qualified domain name is mail.tft-bbs.co.uk and I need to host lists, as I said, in virtual domains.
So, I modified the paths, correctly I think, to point to the virtual alias and Mailman files so that Mailman and Postfix would interact.
First, I used the following commands in Apple's Terminal to view the Postfix virtual maps file:
sudo /usr/sbin/postconf virtual_alias_maps
Then, I did the following to add the path to the virtual Mailman file:
sudo /usr/sbin/postconf -e virtual_alias_maps='hash:/etc/postfix/virtual_users, hash:/var/mailman/data/virtual-mailman'
Then, I manually edited:
Python script to add the virtual domains in the Postfix_style variable, as follows:
MTA = 'Postfix'
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = '<mail.tft-bbs.co.uk>'
DEFAULT_URL_HOST = '<mail.tft-bbs.co.uk>'
POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS = [ 'cecimac.org', 'dane-trethowan.net', 'gordon-smith.me.uk', 'small-world-radio.net', 'softcon.com', 'tft-bbs.com', 'tft-bbs.org', 'tft-bbs.org.uk', 'tft-bbs.net', ]
Can you tell me whether I have that syntax correct? I apologise for what are probably irritating, basic configuration questions. However, being totally blind and having to work by memorising parts of the documentation at a time and then putting them into the correct configuration files, I think it's highly likely that I've overlooked or misunderstood something.
When I use the command:
sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/newlist -e 'tft-bbs.com' mac-access
I am prompted for the administrator's E-Mail address and initial list password.
Once those are entered, I'm getting an illegal list name error, which looks like:
Illegal list name mac-access at mail
I'm puzzled as to what I've done wrong, but it's probably obvious to more experienced administrators.
If you would point me to my error, or suggest possible causes I would be extremely grateful.
I fully intend to contribute to this most worth while project with a financial donation as soon as I can when we're up and running. This kind of work deserves our support, since it's at the heart of what we use on the Internet every single day.
Many thanks in advance for any assistance.