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confused on mailman


sarge, mailman, exim4:

all I wish to do is set up a simple mailing list for family use. Any family subscriber can post a message and any family subscriber can respond. Much like debian-user.

so far I have:

apt-get install mailman

I've read:


and carried out all the instructions except adding the following lines to my apache config file:

   Alias /pipermail/ /var/lib/mailman/archives/public/

 Alias /images/mailman/ /usr/share/images/mailman/

1. I don't know where the apache config file lives and
2. I don't want the mail list archive to be public

I've added the aliases (manually - newlist does not add them) to /etc/aliases and I have run newaliases. I have restarted mailman and exim4.

I can send mail to the list:
ls | mail -s test sheep

and no errors are returned

similarly (as joe):

  ls | mail -s subscribe sheep-subscribe

returns no errors. But I get no acknowledgement and subsequent mails to sheep are not mailed to me as a subscriber.

Confused :-(   I need an idiots guide.


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