[Mailman-Users] add admins and moderators

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Dec 6 01:52:32 CET 2008

faisal anif wrote:

> I need to add my email address as a server owner to administrate and
> moderate the lists to make sure no illegal actions are taken.. is there a
> SSH command line that I can use to add my email as moderator or
> administrator instead of logging into the web interface of each list and
> adding it manually? if SSH is applicable I can make a script to do it
> automatically..

If you have the site admin password, you can log in and administer any list 
you want.  You don't have to have the list admin password.  Moreover, 
logging in and controlling things depends only on the admin password, and 
not whether your e-mail address is listed as one of the official owners. 
Anyone with the listowner or site admin password can get in, regardless.

However, this doesn't do anything for notifications.  If you want to be 
explicitly listed as a listowner for every list, and get all the appropriate 
listowner notices, then you will actually need to go in and add yourself as 
a listowner to each and every list.

There are command-line tools that you can use to help make this process a 
lot easier, but I don't think there are any pre-written tools to do exactly 
what you want.  I think you could get there using a "withlist" script, however.

FAQ 4.09 at <http://wiki.list.org/x/z4A9> details the various command-line 
tools that you have available to you as a site administrator.  Try looking 
at those, and searching the archives and the FAQ Wiki to see examples of how 
to use some of them -- like withlist.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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