Monday, January 30, 2006

Mailman - Faq

Learn more about Mailman Features and Installation

Where can I view all the Public Mailing List

available with Mailman ?

How can one Subscribe, Unsubscribe or login to Subscribers list ?

list-name=name of the list to which you want to subscribe

Once you Subscribe you will get a mail to the mail Id you have
mentioned in the Subscription details :

You will have to click the link in mail and Subscribe.

How does a Admin Create and Manage the Mailing list

General Admin Login:

Create a new List:
Web Based -

Console -
#cd /usr/lib/mailman/bin
[root@mybox bin]# ./newlist mailman

enter the email of the person running the list:
Initial mailman password:
Hit enter to notify mailman owner...

Manage a Particular list with admin login :

Points to note :

Make Sure your Mail Server settings are proper
that it is able to send and receive mails to internal
users you might want to subscribe.

Configuration file for setting up mail server with Mailman
#cat /usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/
Setting Up Mailman Administration Password
#cd /usr/lib/mailman/bin
[root@mybox bin]# ./mmsitepass
New site password:
Again to confirm password:
Password changed.

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