[Mailman-Users] Retrieving moderator password

Thomas Gramstad thomas at ifi.uio.no
Wed Sep 20 23:35:00 CEST 2000

> You can change the moderator password at the web interface,

But that requires that you first provide the old password,
does it not?  (Which he doesn't have.)

> but the only time it is sent out is at list creation, AFAIK

No, also when a new moderator is added (who is not or has never
been a moderator of another list at the same site).

Thomas Gramstad
thomas at ifi.uio.no


> On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Thomas Gramstad wrote:
> > 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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