Endymion MailMan Requirements
This subsection answers questions regarding
hardware, software, and network requirements for running MailMan.
In order to install either edition
of MailMan you must have a functioning web server that has the
ability to run Perl CGI applications. We strongly recommend Apache
Server simply because we are very familiar with it and it
is known to work very well pretty much everywhere. MailMan has
been installed on virtually every web server that we have ever
heard of, including Microsoft IIS on Windows servers and Apache
on Macintosh OSX servers. Your server must have Perl,
version 5 installed. For Windows servers we strongly recommend
using the ActivePerl
interpreter, available from ActiveState.
We have tested MailMan on systems running
Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, Windows
ME, Windows XP, just about every variant of BSD including Macintosh
OSX, plus Linux, Solaris, Irix, and lots of others. MailMan has
no known operating system incompatibilities. If you are curious
about whether your operating system can support MailMan, it probably
can. If you are not sure whether your web server can support MailMan,
it probably can. If you are not sure whether your mail server
is compatible with MailMan, it probably is.
To run the Professional Edition of
MailMan, you must also have some disk space free on your HTTP
server for storing user messages and settings. How much disk space
you need depends on how many users you have and how much mail
To read incoming mail you must have access
to a functioning POP3 mail server and to send outgoing messages
you must have access to a functioning STMP mail server. These
are all very common Internet standards and you probably have access
to the necessary mail servers if you have an Internet email account.
Do I need the file "cgi-lib.pl" to run MailMan?
In older installations of MailMan, the file "cgi-lib.pl"
was included in the installation, and was critical to MailMan.
Current versions of MailMan now incorporate necessary functionality
from "cgi-lib.pl" directly
into the script so that you don't have to worry about it.