I cannot come up with a solution for a
"public" address book for the company LAN.
As some of you may remember, I'm trying to
replace our antiquated (non rich-text) , proprietary mail server with a Linux
IMAP/POP3 server. The old mail server used the Microsoft Exchange
subsystem and the Exchange public address book method so all mail clients
automatically received the public address book with all members
(employees). It looks like I'm going to have to take this
"feature" away, and I won't be popular for it.
I feel I have exhausted simple shared text file,
LDAP, and address book exporting and importing options.
I am now leaning towards setting up maillists
for my users. One for ALL employees, one for the accounting department,
one for the Sales deparment, etc. The employees will still have to
manually add these group email addresses to their local address books, but
that's better than having to manually add ALL employees.
Which brings me to my question. How do I
setup a maillist on a Linux mail server? Preferrably a closed list that
requires membership in order to send to it--otherwise anyone in the world could
send to all my employees using my maillists. I'm not naive enough to think
this can be fully answered in a simple email reply, but links to online guides
or sample scripts and other help is appreciated.
Also, if you have serious tips about how to solve my original
"public" address book problem that prove successful---there could be a