[Mailman-Users] HELP!

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Oct 3 23:49:43 CEST 2002

If I understand what you are asking, then this is no problem... *You
want a list called "Faculty at ucla.edu" that contains individual email
addresses. Then you want to use this email address in other lists.*

This works fine.  The list can be setup as a standard mailing alias or
as a mailman list. If you want to limit use of the email address and you
want to intercept Mailman administration notes for the list, then you
should setup the list as a Mailman list - or front end the list with a
procmail script. Either of these will let you check various properties
of the header and dump email that is inappropriate.

Then when you have faculty that change their email addresses you can
simply change the address in one location.

Another solution to this is use some simple command line scripts to
manage your lists. That would give you one stop-shopping for making
changes to existing lists.

If the above does not help - can you be more specific as to what you
need?  Perhaps provide a small example?

Take care - Jon Carnes
On Wed, 2002-10-02 at 20:55, Emy Murakawa wrote:
> I had originally sent an e-mail to Christopher Kolar <ckolar at aurora.edu> as 
> he had written the user help info, but aside from indicating that he had 
> done it (so it must be possible) and that it would require some change in 
> setting, he hasn't responded any further.  Of course, since he's no longer 
> with mailman, I think he did very well to respond to me at all.  I then 
> tried contacting help at python.org, and they suggested I go back to the 
> mailman site and start again.
> Can you help me out with something? CHIS has a listserv. I am familiar with 
> entering new names, correcting them, and un-subscribing them, but here's 
> the problem. I would like to make a couple of sections of the listserv a 
> global sub-list. In other words, using a familiar group, I'd like to have 
> faculty under one mail address that broadcasts to all. I.e., I'd like to be 
> able to pick "Faculty" and be able to limit the group for edits, 
> corrections, updates, etc. (in other words, a group cut-n-paste).
> I don't know what this is technically called, but I've heard it referred to 
> as a global group list and an umbrella subset (the entire listserv is the 
> umbrella, and within the umbrella are several sub-sets). I'd appreciate any 
> insight you might be able to give me!
> Emy
> Response from our IT:
> Sorry Emy, but I haven't heard of anything like that being applicable to 
> the Listserv software that we are using. We are currently using "Mailman" 
> by www.python.org

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