[Mailman-Users] List owner changes anomalies

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Apr 20 01:22:36 CEST 2007

David Southwell wrote:
>On a list the email address for the list owner was changed.


>1. When logging on to admin/listname the old owner run by address is shown on 
>the Administrator Authentication page.

Sounds like a page cached in a proxy.

>2. Clicking on the run by address in the Administrator Authentication page 
>causes the old address to be passed to mail program.

The target address of the mailto: link is listname-owner at example.com
regardless of who the owner is.

>3. On the Mailing list general options page the new owners run by address is 

What is in the owner box on this page?

>4 Clicking on the run by address in Mailing list general options page causes 
>the old address to be passed to mail program.

What do you mean by the old address? The address should be
listname-owner at example.com (with appropriate listname and domain) in
all cases. Changing 'owner' changes the displayed text for the mailto:
link and it changes the address to which Mailman ultimately delivers
listname-owner email, but it doesn't change the target of the mailto:

>5. All other pages are as 1 & 2 unless they are reloaded. Following reload 
>they behave as 3&4.
>6. After logout state 5 is again applicable.

Still sounds like cached pages (outside Mailman), although why cache
wouldn't be permanently refreshed on a reload, I don't know.

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