Re: Advice on mailing list software -- special requirements
- Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:07:46 +0300
- From: Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Advice on mailing list software -- special requirements
On Wed, Oct 24, 2018 at 01:47:27PM -0400, rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > Now that is kind of hard to do. All the mailing list servers that I've
> > worked with require a rather intimate interconnection with the MTA that
> > processes mail.
> As stated somewhere, we're almost certainly going to accept the offer to host
> the mail list for us.
> But, just for my education / edification, I didn't see mention of an MTA for
> courier-pop -- have you used it and does it require that same intimate
> connection to an MTA?
courier-pop is not a Mail Transfer Agent. It cannot send or receive
e-mail, it's a POP3 server.
courier-mta, as all other MTAs, supposedly requires a very specific
configuration to be suitable for a maillist.
> And the only dependency listed for quickml is ruby, so I'm guessing that might
> not require that intimate connection.
The thing comes with the very primitive MTA indeed.
I only judge by the quick look at the sources, but this 'QuickML MTA'
seem to lack even basic sanity checks such as HELO/EHLO parsing, PTR
checks or RCPT validity check. And it may, or may not be an open relay.
In short - it gives an impression of a spammer wet dream.
> (And, talking to myself, I saw several others that mentioned procmail, and I
> didn't immediately consider that an MTA because I have used it in the past but
> only for its mail filtering function. (Or am I thinking of a different
Likewise, procmail is not an MTA, it's a Mail Delivery Agent - MDA.
The purpose of a procmail is to classify and deliver e-mail, not to send
or receive it.