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Mailing List Manager query. [message #161733] Tue, 02 February 2010 00:09 Go to next message
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Hi,

I have a mailman mailing list eg. testinglist(at)mydomain(dot)com

In the Mailing list manager I enter that info as the first item. I leave the next boxes empty after reading "Leave empty to pipe messages into the forum".

The forum post reaches the mailing list.

The opposite doesn't happen though. How do I get messages in the mailing list to appear as web forum posts ? Can someone give me the steps please ? Thanks.

Regards, John.


Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161734 is a reply to message #161733] Tue, 02 February 2010 02:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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You need to setup a load script. See details as Mailing List Manager.
Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161735 is a reply to message #161734] Tue, 02 February 2010 02:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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naudefj wrote on Tue, 02 February 2010 02:15
You need to setup a load script. See details as Mailing List Manager.


Thank you. Unfortunately that isn't of any use to me. Is there anywhere non unix experts can find a "How to" for this ?

What does...

cat 0471.msg | /usr/local/bin/php maillist.php 1

mean ?

My forum is on a hosted site and I have..

no "usr" directory
no "local" directory
no "bin" directory
no "php" directory
no "maillist.php" file

I also don't have root access.

Does that mean that I can post to a mailing list from FUD but not
have the mailing list post to FUD ?

I was hoping to have both. Sad

Regards, John.


Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161737 is a reply to message #161735] Tue, 02 February 2010 06:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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There is a Windows example as well. However, these are only for
illustration purposes. It's probably better to setup Procmail or
Postfix (see examples in the documentation).
Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161740 is a reply to message #161737] Tue, 02 February 2010 06:47 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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naudefj wrote on Tue, 02 February 2010 06:00
There is a Windows example as well. However, these are only for
illustration purposes. It's probably better to setup Procmail or
Postfix (see examples in the documentation).


Thank you. It would be really good IF one could get email working both ways. In fact that is almost the most important criteria I was looking for in a web forum. Ahead of dozens of other forums. It is very very disappointing to know how very difficult it is to enable this.

I have no idea how to setup Procmail. I am guessing that it is very easy for unix experts and/or people who have root access.

I am not however a unix expert. I also don't have root access. Added to that I have no idea how I would add rules to Procmail. I suspect that it is some sort of a command line program that probably needs shell access. I don't have that either.

Regards, John.



Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161746 is a reply to message #161740] Tue, 02 February 2010 11:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If you configure the rule to read data directly from a mailbox you don't need Procmail. Simply create a dedicated mailbox and run "maillist.php" to load messages into the forum. You won't get it any simpler than that.
Re: Mailing List Manager query. [message #161751 is a reply to message #161746] Tue, 02 February 2010 17:13 Go to previous message
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naudefj wrote on Tue, 02 February 2010 11:31
If you configure the rule to read data directly from a mailbox you don't need Procmail.


Excellent ! So I just need to subscribe to my mailing list with a mailing address that has eg. POP access ?

naudefj wrote on Tue, 02 February 2010 11:31

Simply create a dedicated mailbox and run "maillist.php" to load messages into the forum. You won't get it any simpler than that.


Okay, so all I need do is find out how to "run "maillist.php"". I take it I need to find out...

..if my hoster has a "php maillist.php 1" file ?

..and if so where it is ?

..then put the "path" in a cron job ?

Regards, John.

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