mlmmj-receive - receive mails for an mlmmj managed mailinglist
mlmmj-receive -L /path/to/listdir
] [ -F
-h: This help
-F: Don't fork in the background (debugging only)
-L: Full path to list directory
-P: Don't execute mlmmj-process (debugging only)
-V: Print version
The mlmmj-receive binary is the one specified in the mailserver configuration
file (aliases file), which writes the mail to the <listdir>/incoming
directory and invokes mlmmj-process unless the -P
option is specified.
On systems using mailservers supporting the /etc/aliases
file, a line
to activate an mlmmj managed mailinglist would look like this:
list: "|/usr/bin/mlmmj-receive -L /var/spool/mlmmj/list/"
It's very important to specify the full path to the binary, or the mailinglist
will not function.
When the -F
option is used, it will not fork in the background. The
reason it forks is that if delivery of a mail takes longer time than the mail
server will allow a command to be idle before presumed dead, the mail server
would kill it.
This manual page was written by the following persons:
Søren Boll Overgaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> (based on
Mads Martin Jørgensen <email@example.com>