The sendmail aliases file, in Linux, is /etc/aliases Majordomo uses list files which contain all of the addresses in a mailing list and then it uses aliases within one of three different files -- the /etc/aliases file, the virtusertable (which in Linux is in the /etc/mail/ directory), or you can make a third aliases file for Majordomo which is recommended to be placed in /etc. It is probably easier to just add aliases to the /etc/aliases file unless you are running many lists. Then I would probably make a separate aliases file for Majordomo. If you do make the additional file, you need to change the sendmail.cf and reboot sendmail.
One other catch--if you make changes to /etc/aliases, you need to run the command newaliases to get them to be accepted in sendmail. This will convert your text file into the .db (I think)
Not sure about the sendmail.cf directions. When I first set up Majordomo, I used the instructions at
this helped A LOT.
> Newbie here!! Has anyone tried installing 1.94.5 on MAC OSX Server 10.1.4??
> Everything seems ok, but I am confused to part 8 of the INSTALL
> instructions regarding aliases... There is a /etc/mail/aliases.db
> file but I cannot find files which are referenced in the docs.. i.e.
> majordomo.alias and sendmail alias.
> Also in the same section, it is mentioned that a entry in the
> sendmail.cf should be made and that this should start with OA, but
> there are no other entries inside this??
> Any help would be gratefully received!
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