Well, there are a hazaar tutorials on setting up Postfix and Mailman for Debian for a single domain. There were a few for doing that for multiple domains also, but nothing comprehensive, if I could say so. This link is pretty comprehensive and details all the steps for setting up Postfix for a single domain. Here is all you’ll want to know about setting up Virtual domains in Postfix.
You only need to make a few changes for adding a second (or more)
domain. You just need to add the
virtual_alias_domains and add
virtual_alias_maps. Here is a glimpse of how my
myhostname = mail.abc.in mydomain = abc.in mydestination = $myhostname, $mydomain, localhost.$mydomain myorigin = /etc/mailname virtual_alias_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/virtual-xyz, hash:/etc/postfix/virtual-abc, hash:/var/lib/mailman/data/virtual-mailman virtual_alias_domains = xyz.in, mail.xyz.in
virtual-abc contain the virtual aliases for
each domain. Note that Postfix expects hash files and hence you
need to run
postmap /etc/postfix/virtual-abc each
time the file is changed, to keep the hash file in sync with the
text file that you edit. Also, you need to run
each time you make changes to
Fairly straight forward, right? But it took me quite sometime to get it all right, since this was the first time I was doing anything with Mail Transfer Agents or the like.
Now, onto Mailman. Well the Installation Manual of Mailman,
literally has it all. Here is a look at how my
DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST = 'abc.in' DEFAULT_URL_HOST = 'mail.abc.in' add_virtualhost(DEFAULT_URL_HOST, DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST) POSTFIX_STYLE_VIRTUAL_DOMAINS=['xyz.in'] add_virtualhost('mail.xyz.in', 'xyz.in') MTA='Postfix'
The only trouble was to get mailing lists with same names on both the domains (which I couldn’t get working). I experimented with multiple mailman instances but that won’t work because the MTA can’t differentiate between the two instances of mailman. The alternative is probably to have two instances of postfix running too. But that I felt was like going too far, and gave up. [What if we wanted to add another domain to the list?!]
Also, I had to make a few alterations to the Apache file to allow access to the mailman pages without breaking the Zope redirection that was already set-up.
[Thanks to Shantanu and Vattam (and all the hazaar people using Postfix and Mailman and cared to document things for the sake of others, and of course Google)]