[Dovecot] What does mailman do with a 'post' command?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Mar 1 18:07:04 EET 2010

Masaharu Kawada wrote:
>I'm sorry that I still have one more thing to ask. Even if the mail(sent 
>to mailman@ via
>that alias) is because of senddigests,  what exaclty does it mean?  I 
>mean that what does
>'post' commnad do(what is gonna happen if the 'post mailman' executed)? 

The command

  /usr/lib/mailman/mail/mailman post mailman

takes the standard input (the message) and creates a queue entry in
Mailman's 'in' queue (maybe at /var/lib/mailman/qfiles/in/) containing
the message as a 'post' to the 'mailman' list.

All posts to any Mailman lists are handled in exactly the same way -
only the list name is different.

> >The mailing list is used. The address is the source of some messages and
> >is also on the listinfo overview page in the message
> >
> >If you are having trouble using the lists, please contact
> >mailman at example.co.jp.
> >
> >and on the admin overview page in the message
> >
> >(Send questions and comments to mailman at example.co.jp.)
>As for the above,  do you mean that the admin is mailman user which 
>specified as
>a 'owner'  option?

The above is talking about the Mailman web interface. The "admin
overview page" to which I refer is the web page at a URL like


and the listinfo overview is at something like


>On the other hand, I have joined mailman-users at python.org as you led me 

And any follow-up questions should be posted there, not here as this
discussion is way off topic for dovecot.

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