[Mailman-Users] Editing real_name

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Fri May 9 17:29:38 CEST 2003

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Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> On Sat, 2003-04-26 at 04:34, John Grafflin wrote:
> > Under CPanel, Mailing Lists, General Options the very first option is to
> > change the case of the public name. It is currently listed as
> > Startpagedepot.com. I want to change it to StartPageDepot.com, but I get
> > the following message at the top of the screen when I do:
> > 
> > real_name attribute not changed! It must differ from the list's name by
> > case only.
> I vaguely remember seeing this problem in an old (1.x) Mailman release.
> You *have* checked that there is no whitespace tagged on the end of the
> identifier?

I'm not trying to speak for John, but no, this is a problem with Mailman
2.0, when hosted on sites run by cPanel software.  I think they apply some
patches or other trickery in list creation to put the domain name into the
real_name attribute.  The idea makes sense for doing virtual hosting, but
they have only done a half-assed job of it and the result is that you cannot
change the case of the list name.

cPanel doesn't answer questions about it on either their support forums and
they closed the support ticket I opened with them with no comment or

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