[Mailman-Users] Retrieving moderator password

Thomas Gramstad thomas at ifi.uio.no
Wed Sep 20 20:07:19 CEST 2000

One of my lists has two moderators and now my co-moderator has
forgotten his moderator password.  How can he get it back?

First he tried the password that he can get e-mailed to him via
the subscription page, but that's clearly a different password,
used only for un/sub.cribing.  (How can these passwords be made
the same -- automatically -- so that he only needs to think about
one password?)

Then we tried that I removed him as a moderator, and then
reinstated him, thinking that Mailman would then send him the (or
a new) moderator password.  No such luck.  Mailman remembered him,
and has apparently decided that he only gets his password exactly
once in his lifetime... unless there is some other solution...
(I should add that my co-moderator isn't sloppy with passwords --
he kept it in an encrypted file, but then his PC crashed and the
file was lost.  Of course that's what happens when one uses a PC
with Microsoft, but still...)

Thomas Gramstad
thomas at ifi.uio.no

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