[Mailman-Users] Assistance with umbrella lists

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Feb 6 06:12:45 CET 2003

Umbrella lists are a great concept that have not yet been fully
implemented in Mailman.

There is an FAQ about Umbrella lists in Mailman that basically describes
what they can do and some of their limitations.
 - Users on more than one list inside the Umbrella will receive multiple
copies of an email sent to the Umbrella list.
 - If using a closed posting Umbrella list, you will have to use a
work-around to get folks from sublists the ability to post to the list.

One work-around is to use a Regular Expression to limit the posting to
the list.  This works well if everyone is in the same domain (and always
posts from that domain address).

The FAQ has a work-around script that works really well. I use it for a
similar situation.

Good Luck
On Wed, 2003-02-05 at 18:52, Andrew Kemp wrote:
> Greetings,
> Our organisation is migrating to Mailman from various aliases
> and majordomo lists. 
> In an effort to ease management, I would like to set up lists
> for each office and an overall list (umbrella list) to include
> all the office lists. This will allow HR to easily mail the 
> entire company.
> I have been reading the FAQ etc on umbrella lists and have 
> created some test lists which work fine. In the umbrella list I
> have included the sub-lists as members and have also set the
> umbrella list to send password reminders to '-owner'.
> However, when I try to post to the umbrella list my message is
> rejected to the owner of the list due to not being a member.
> How can I allow all staff to post to the umbrella list without
> having to subscribe them individually ? I would have assumed that
> the umbrella list would have automatically included all the sub-list
> members ?
> Thanks.
> Andrew
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