[Mailman-Users] Umbrella lists - mixing lists and subscribers

Paul Williams paul.williams at uwex.edu
Tue Oct 4 21:10:08 CEST 2005

I have an Umbrella list which has both
lists and subscribers as members of the list.

The default setting for an Umbrella list is

Suffix for use when this list is an umbrella for other lists, 
according to setting of previous "umbrella_list" setting
set at   


This causes a problem when adding in subscribers
using the Mass Subscription option and you want the 
user to "Send welcome messages to new subscribees".

Those messages are sent out with -owner on their
email address so it gets bounced.

Is there a better way to handle Umbrella lists?

Of course the best way might be to add a new feature in 
Mailman so you could identify a subscriber's address as 
a list (say with a separate flag) so it does not send out 
passwords to that email address.



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