Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server
User Name
Linux - Server This forum is for the discussion of Linux Software used in a server related context.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-04-2007, 01:07 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2007
Posts: 3

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mailing list using sendmail

Hey guys,

At the moment we have a self-driven mailing list that operates in the following way:

1) We have a POP mailbox, which is hosted at our ISP.
2) Our Linux server at work polls this address with fetchmail, and puts the mail into the "clients" homedir ("clients" is a user on the Linux server).
3) A .forward file resides in the "clients" homedir, which then forwards all mail to an alias called "clientlist".
4) In /etc/aliases, this sendmail alias "clientlist" is then defined to contain all the client email addresses.

Yes, there are some major flaws with this - I know. However, we are running into a brick wall installing mailman or majordomo. The above-mentioned procedure works very well, but has one major flaw - anyone can send mail to our clients by just sending an email to that address. As far as I know, there is a way to setup a procmail filter to solve this problem though.

Basically what I need to know is:

1) How can we set up a filter to only allow one specific email address to send mail to our mailing list address. (Remember, the POP mailbox itself doesnt reside on our server, it's at the ISP. We only poll it with fetchmail and then bounce it to the aliases defined in sendmail).

2) What other solutions are there? Apart from mailman and majordomo.

Would really appreciate your help
Old 06-04-2007, 04:38 PM   #2
Registered: May 2007
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 103

Rep: Reputation: 15

phplist maybe ?! Hope it helps



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sendmail - mailing list and discussion forum satimis General 4 02-12-2007 07:10 AM
Mailing list subaruwrx Linux - Software 0 12-21-2004 09:38 AM
WORKGUS Mailing List? rignes Linux - Security 0 12-02-2004 12:20 PM
Mailing List Manager Ronw Linux - Software 3 04-24-2004 04:13 PM
know a c++ mailing list nakkaya Programming 1 07-02-2003 09:45 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Server

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration