Lyris User's Guide
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Mail Server Coexistence
Table of Contents
Introduction
Email Commands
Web Interface for Users
Server Administrator
Site Administrator
List Administrator
Other Topics
Add-On Packages
Installing and Upgrading
Installing Lyris List Manager
Installing Lyris List Manager on Unix
Mail Server Coexistence
Having Sendmail coexist with Lyris List Manager
Use two TCP/IP addresses
Sendmail forwards to Lyris List Manager
Lyris List Manager forwards to Sendmail
Disable Sendmail
Having Post.Office Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Qmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having MetaInfo Sendmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Netscape Mail Server Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having SLMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having IMS / IIS Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having LSTMP Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Exim Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having MailSite Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Imail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Notes / Domino Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having NTMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having Microsoft Exchange Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Having AltaVista Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager
Upgrading to Lyris List Manager from Another List Manager
Troubleshooting
Appendix
Frequently Asked Questions

Mail Server Coexistence

The section discusses how to have Lyris List Manager run on the same machine as another mail server program. If you are running Lyris List Manager on a machine where there is no other mail server, you do not need to read this section.

Windows Mail Servers

Post.Office: See Having Post.Office Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Microsoft Exchange: See Having Microsoft Exchange Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Netscape Mail Server: See Having Netscape Mail Server Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

MetaInfo Sendmail: See Having MetaInfo Sendmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

NTMail: See Having NTMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

AltaVista Mail: See Having AltaVista Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

SLMail: See Having SLMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Imail: See Having Imail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

MailSite: See: Having MailSite Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Microsoft IMS & IIS Mail: See Having IMS / IIS Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

LSMTP: See Having LSTMP Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Unix Mail Servers

Sendmail: See Having Sendmail coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Qmail: See Having Qmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Exim: See Having Exim Coexist with Lyris List Manager.

OS/2 Mail Servers

Sendmail: See Having Sendmail coexist with Lyris List Manager.

Other Mail Servers

If you are using a different mail server than one mentioned above, the answer depends on whether your mail server has a feature necessary for coexistence with Lyris List Manager. In most cases, you will spare yourself considerable work if you can find a machine that is not running a mail server, and install Lyris List Manager on that machine. Most mail server companies never planned on coexistence as a need and consequently made it impossible for Lyris List Manager to work with them.

The issue is that your mail server wants to receive all the mail sent to your machine, and thus Lyris List Manager never gets a chance to see its own mail.

There are three techniques for having Lyris List Manager coexist with your mail server.

If your machine has more than one TCP/IP address and you can tell your mail server to leave at least one of those TCP/IP addresses unused, then Lyris List Manager can coexist on one (or multiple) TCP/IP addresses, and your mail server can exist on another. Sendmail, for instance, supports this technique.

Another technique is to configure Lyris List Manager to receive mail on a different port (port 26 is common) and then configure your mail server to forward mail on to Lyris List Manager running on a different port. To use this technique, you set up an alias for your machine (by adding a DNS 'A' RECORD) and inform your mail server that mail received for this address should be forwarded to Lyris List Manager that is running on a different port. Post.Office supports this technique.

Finally, a third technique is to move your mail server to another port, let Lyris List Manager answer mail on port 25, and inform it to forward non-Lyris mail on to your mail server that is running on an alternate port.

If you have any questions about coexistence, please free to email us at support@lyris.com.

More:

Having Sendmail coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Post.Office Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Qmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having MetaInfo Sendmail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Netscape Mail Server Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having SLMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having IMS / IIS Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having LSTMP Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Exim Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having MailSite Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Imail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Notes / Domino Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having NTMail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having Microsoft Exchange Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Having AltaVista Mail Coexist with Lyris List Manager

Other pages which link to this page:
  • Installing and Upgrading
  • Do I need a mail server in order to run Lyris List Manager?
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