[Mailman-Users] List owner address on Web pages

David Osborne David.Osborne at nottingham.ac.uk
Tue Jul 20 12:24:23 CEST 1999

I'm evaluating Mailman as a replacement for Majordomo, which we currently use 
for over 370 lists totalling over 12,000 subscribers. It looks good so far!

A few questions:

1: I notice that the footers of the Web pages relating to the test list I set 
up say "Test list run by realusername at my.list.host". Since the list setup 
creates aliases of listname-owner and listname-admin, I'd think it would be 
better to say "Test list run by Test-admin at my.list.host". That conceals the 
list-admin's real address and raises awareness among users that they should use 
the alias to contact a human responsible for the list, which is useful if the 
list-admin role is assumed by someone else. Can this change be made?

2: Are there conversion tools to easily import a Majordomo list into Mailman, 
together with any existing archives it may have?

3: Only a few of our lists currently have archives; with Mailman, I can see 
that archives may be more popular. Is there a way of limiting how much space 
the archives take up, perhaps by automatically removing those over a certain 


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