puppet module install puppetlabs-maillist_core --version 1.0.3



Table of Contents

  1. Description
  2. Usage - Configuration options and additional functionality
  3. Reference - An under-the-hood peek at what the module is doing and how
  4. Limitations - OS compatibility, etc.
  5. Development - Guide for contributing to the module


The maillist module is used to manage email lists. This module requires mailman to be available on the agent system in order to run successfully.

Beginning with maillist_core

To manage a mail list, add the maillist type to a class:

maillist { 'craft_circle':
  ensure => present,
  admin => 'leader@crafting.com',
  password => 'uber secret',
  description => 'A mail list for crafting',
  mailserver => '',
  webserver => '',

This example will create a new mail list called craft_circle.


The mailalias module is used to manage entries in /etc/aliases, which creates an email alias in the local alias database.


Please see REFERENCE.md for the reference documentation.

This module is documented using Puppet Strings.

For a quick primer on how Strings works, please see this blog post or the README.md for Puppet Strings.

To generate documentation locally, run

bundle install
bundle exec puppet strings generate ./lib/**/*.rb

This command will create a browsable \_index.html file in the doc directory. The references available here are all generated from YARD-style comments embedded in the code base. When any development happens on this module, the impacted documentation should also be updated.


This module is only supported on platforms that have mailman available.


Puppet Labs modules on the Puppet Forge are open projects, and community contributions are essential for keeping them great. We can't access the huge number of platforms and myriad of hardware, software, and deployment configurations that Puppet is intended to serve.

We want to keep it as easy as possible to contribute changes so that our modules work in your environment. There are a few guidelines that we need contributors to follow so that we can have a chance of keeping on top of things.

For more information, see our module contribution guide.