[Mailman-Users] What is the "mailman" mailing list used for?

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Tue Jan 20 16:29:27 CET 2004


In the absence of Barry giving a definitive answer, my guess would be 
that this is a cleaner design.  It works for situations with just one 
person and also works for situations with many, many people involved 
(such as at a large company or a Mailman hosting service).

Skip Montanaro wrote:

> I asked about this a couple days ago, but it was buried in another message,
> so maybe nobody saw it.  Why is the "mailman" mailing list necessary?
> Pre-2.1, I just had an alias which pointed to me.  Now I apparently need a
> fully functioning Mailman list called "mailman".  I read the FAQ at
>     http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq04.025.htp
> but it doesn't explain why a list (as opposed to a simple alias) is
> required.


John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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