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

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Tue Oct 4 22:10:40 CEST 2005

Paul Williams wrote:
>Suffix for use when this list is an umbrella for other lists, 
>according to setting of previous "umbrella_list" setting
>set at   
>     -owner
>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?

Not currently as far as I know.

>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.

The ToDo/Wishlist at http://www.list.org/todo.html contains the

#  A better strategy is needed for sub-lists and super-lists, including
   dealing with the resulting password reminders and authorization to
   modify the sub & superlists.

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