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    Hello:

    I'm starting to play around with Zimbra, and I like that it has Distribution lists.

    However I'm trying to do 2 things with them that might not be possible at this moment. Just to be sure, I'm putting this out there in case someone else has a method to accomplish this.

    So I setup a Distribution List in one of my domains, and added 10 people.

    I would like to:

    - have the FROM or at least a REPLY-TO be for the list name
    - add an alias to point _to_ the list
    (this is another point- the add alias really is adding a new user.... I don't see how you can add just a raw alias, like a simple sendmail alias)

    The next few are feature requests, more in line with a real listserver (but they would be really nice to have):

    - toggle to allow only list members to send to list
    - insert arbitrary test in the SUBJECT: line


    If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them... or is it just going to take screwing around with the postfix configuration?

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    Your requests are more in line with mail list mgmt software. At this time we support simple distro lists. If you need more mail list type functionality there are several good ones that integrate with postfix. At some point we may pick one and ship with it but at the moment doesn't seem to be a priority.
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    Ok, fair enough.

    One followup though- regarding direct hacking of postfix/zimbra.

    Can I directly add aliases to the zimbra/postfix/conf/alias without fear of it being overwritten at some point?

    I'll need to continue to use the aliases to forward list mail to my dada list processor on the host.

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    You can make edit's but in general make a backup before you upgrade. We may need to upgrade postfix or something and wipe out files like that. So unless you do it via one of our tools then it's a good idea to keep a copy.
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    Quick follow-up here zmprov does have a way to create distro alias's

    AddDistributionListAlias(adla) {list@domain|id} {alias@domain}
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    Quote Originally Posted by dillera View Post
    Hello:

    I'm starting to play around with Zimbra, and I like that it has Distribution lists.

    However I'm trying to do 2 things with them that might not be possible at this moment. Just to be sure, I'm putting this out there in case someone else has a method to accomplish this.

    So I setup a Distribution List in one of my domains, and added 10 people.

    I would like to:

    - have the FROM or at least a REPLY-TO be for the list name
    I posted a hack that worked for me, for this particular feature, in this thread.

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