Mailman3 for YunoHost
This package allows you to install Mailman3 quickly and simply on a YunoHost server. If you don't have YunoHost, please consult the guide to learn how to install it.
Electronic mailing lists manager
Shipped version: 1.0~ynh1
Disclaimers / important information
Any known limitations, constrains or stuff not working, such as (but not limited to):
- requiring a full dedicated domain
Other infos that people should be aware of, such as:
- No LDAP support yet (apparently under development)
- Users can also just sign up themselves to manage details
- Users can use mailing lists without signing up?
Setup Admin User
You must configure the admin user:
$ cd /usr/share/mailman3-web $ python3 manage.py createsuperuser
You should then attempt to log in with this user account in the web UI. Once you've logged in, a confirmation mail will be sent to your email address that you specified. Therefore, you should have something like Rainloop installed to view mail on your YunoHost installation.
Setup your main domain
You'll need to log in as administrator and visit the
If you're Mailman3 is setup on
https://myyunohost.org then that would be the following:
Configure incoming mail
Mailman3 implements an LMTP server for receiving mail from Postfix. This means that Mailman3 doesn't need anything from Dovecot. This is important to understand because Dovecot is the default YunoHost local delivery agent. Therefore, the default YunoHost Postfix configuration uses Dovecot. So, in order to deliver incoming mail, we need to override which delivery agent handles which mails based on the addresses. In other words, if you create a mailing list "firstname.lastname@example.org" you want Mailman3's LMTP server to receive this, not Dovecot, becaues Dovecot only delivers to LDAP created user accounts.
You'll need to add this to your Postfix configuration:
owner_request_special = no transport_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman3/data/postfix_lmtp local_recipient_maps = hash:/var/lib/mailman3/data/postfix_lmtp virtual_mailbox_maps = ldap:/etc/postfix/ldap-accounts.cf, hash:/var/lib/mailman3/data/postfix_lmtp
And then run:
$ sudo -su list mailman aliases
This is unfortunately a manual step at this point because the package remains experimental. Once it matures, this will be integrated into a hook or the default Postfix configuration. For now, remember that when you run
yunohost tools regen-conf postfix or if any installation invokes
regen-conf, your Postfix configuration will not be changed because it has diverged from the default configuration. This may cause you problems if YunoHost core expects that there is some new value in your Postfix configuration.
Configure outgoing mail
Postfix relies on using SMTP which should be configured in your
You should make sure that you have outgoing mail working before getting started with Mailman 3.
Mailman 3 or "The Mailman Suite" is made up of 5 moving parts. See the following documentation for more:
On your YunoHost, all the configuration files you need to worry about are in:
The services you need to manage can be checked with:
systemctl status mailman3
systemctl status mailman3-web
It is important to note that this package makes use of the mailman3-full Debian package contained in the Debian Stretch backports repository. The default installation assumes the use of a SQLite3 database but the installation script overrides this and uses a PostgreSQL database instead.
Finally, you also configure things through the Django web admin available at
Migrating from Mailman 2.X is not officially supported, sorry. However, there is a manual and which details an experimental process. Please see the documentation.
You must have a HTTPS certificate installed on the root domain.
There may be only one installation per YunoHost.
Documentation and resources
- Official app website: http://www.list.org/
- Official user documentation: http://docs.mailman3.org/en/latest/userguide.html
- Official admin documentation: https://docs.mailman3.org/en/latest/
- Upstream app code repository: https://gitlab.com/mailman/mailman-suite
- YunoHost documentation for this app: https://yunohost.org/app_mailman3
- Report a bug: https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/mailman3_ynh/issues
Please send your pull request to the testing branch.
To try the testing branch, please proceed like that.
sudo yunohost app install https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/mailman3_ynh/tree/testing --debug or sudo yunohost app upgrade mailman3 -u https://github.com/YunoHost-Apps/mailman3_ynh/tree/testing --debug
More info regarding app packaging: https://yunohost.org/packaging_apps