[Mailman-Developers] Results from 2.1a2's /mailman/create ... not as expected

Scott Brown scott-brown@home.com
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 23:52:38 -0400

I dont know if this was by design or not, but I went to my (not externally
accessible) test system at  http://www.testdomain.com/mailman/create and
created a list "justatest" and got the message tacked on the bottom of this

Things that "JustDontLookRight" to me include:

- picked up the server's name, rather than the domain name of the host it
was triggered under.

Could it not be set up to take the virtual host underwhich it was triggered
(ie, testdomain.com), and use that as the prefered name of the list?  The
next page that comes up is listed as being under that virtual host -- but
all the links point back to the machine's name.

- Required me to use the sitepassword to create a new list...

How can I give that priveledge to someone else (like a virtual host
admin)...  I've not found any documentation anywhere that describes how to
register a valid user under a domain (such that they can only create lists
under that domain)

- last line in message didnt have proper replacement of "hostname".

Just a buglet - but I dont know enough python to fix it....

- The email that is produced with the /etc/alias additions... is it possible
to define where that goes, say in the mm_cfg.py?

It would be nice to be able to pipe those specific through another email
address that triggers a routine that could actually do the append as root...

-----Original Message-----
From: justatest-admin@bubba.localdomain
[mailto:justatest-admin@bubba.localdomain]On Behalf Of
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:40 PM
To: -----------------------
Subject: Your new mailing list: justatest

The mailing list `justatest' has just been created for you.  The
following is some basic information about your mailing list.

Your mailing list password is:


You need this password to configure your mailing list.  You also need
it to handle administrative requests, such as approving mail if you
choose to run a moderated list.

You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:


The web page for users of your mailing list is:


You can even customize these web pages from the list configuration
page.  However, you do need to know HTML to be able to do this.

There is also an email-based interface for users (not administrators)
of your list; you can get info about using it by sending a message
with just the word `help' as subject or in the body, to:


To unsubscribe a user: from the mailing list 'listinfo' web page,
click on or enter the user's email address as if you were that user.
Where that user would put in their password to unsubscribe, put in
your admin password.  You can also use your password to change
member's options, including digestification, delivery disabling, etc.

Please address all questions to mailman-owner@%(hostname)s.