[Mailman-Users] Unable to create new mail list from browser.

Elvis Fernandes elvisfern at gmail.com
Fri Dec 9 05:02:53 CET 2005

Hi Mark,

Thanks for responding.

I changed the site passwd using bin/mmsitepass.
And now when I try creating a new mail list thru the browser, it comes back
Error: Illegal list name.

Are these problems/errors documented somewhere?
Is there something that I am missing?


On 12/8/05, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Elvis Fernandes wrote:
> >
> >I get the following msg on the web browser:
> >Error: You are not authorized to create new mailing lists.
> >
> >I am able to create this new mail list using the command line newlist
> >Could someone tell me what is going on?
> Anyone who can run the newlist command as the mailman user (or root)
> can use it to create a list, and can do pretty much anything else to
> mailman, but this is a pretty tight restriction, at least on most
> machines.
> Not so for web access, thus the list create page requires a password -
> List creator's (authentication) password: (the last entry on the
> form). Are you providing either the site password or the special list
> creator password (both generated by bin/mmsitepass) in this entry?
> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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