Configure Haraka for Mailman3
Cloudron is fantastic!! The email platform is nice and stable!! I have been running a test instance for 2 years now and it has worked pretty much flawlessly.
I would like to move our email over to cloudron but in our current setup we use Mailman to keep track of internal lists, eg email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, etc. We have a number of lists and people subscribe to those lists etc.
I am happy with docker, and from reading the instructions I think I can install the dockerized containers for Mailman3. I am not sure how to configure Haraka though... Does anyone know how to do this?
Failing that does anyone know when Mailman integration is coming?
(For the MTA ref section see: https://docs.mailman3.org/projects/mailman/en/latest/src/mailman/docs/mta.html)
@jasonh From my quick reading, it seems we need the ability for mailman3 to receive mail via LMTP from Haraka. This is not possible right now since Haraka only delivers internally to dovecot at this point.
I will look into this further since I would really like mailman3 or another real mailing list app on Cloudron. In some ways, this request is similar to https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/6013/configure-outbound-mail-rules-in-haraka . If we could configure Haraka for specific cases like forwarding mail to another app or to another external email, we should be set.
@girish That is fantastic that you would also like this. I am happy to alpha / beta test this for you!! Thank you!
@girish Not to be pushy but do you have any idea on the timeline here? Eg if it is more than a couple months then I might try and limp through with a hacky solution of:
- Creating mailboxes for the lists eg firstname.lastname@example.org for the mailing list email@example.com
- Then with a seperate cron job periodically generating hypermail archive pages for the emails in these mailing list mailboxes?
Kind of ugly but a bit of a stopgap...
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I will look into this further since I would really like mailman3 or another real mailing list app on Cloudron.
Not sure of exactly what kind of "real mailing list app" you are looking at, but I think this powerful one, and it's also been there forever like mailman3, should also be considered in that category.
@jasonh Currently, we are working on 7.1 - https://forum.cloudron.io/topic/5982/what-s-coming-in-cloudron-7-1 which is the only release planned this year . So, we have to look into this for Cloudron 8.
@girish Thanks Grish! It gives me an idea of timelines. We will try and hack this together if we can't find other tools!
Thanks for the recommendation. PHPList looks like a "campaign" mailing list to send to external people. This is definitely useful but not quite what we were after.
More we are looking for mailing lists for internal people that maintains nice archives and people inside our group can subscribe to our de-subscribe to. Eg firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. And so as people our interested in some of these topics they get naturally filtered to the different email lists... and we have internal archives of these lists. It works quite well as we currently have it. I just want to bring this sort of thing over to a cloudron server!