[Mailman-Users] Using Mailman at School

mrcham at wsa.net mrcham at wsa.net
Thu Jul 10 05:02:27 CEST 2008

I'll be begin by saying I greatly appreciate those who will take the time
to provide me with some guidance and assistance.

Our school has access to a Mailman (version 2.1.9.cp2) List Server. We
just want to create a "Master" email list to send announcements out to
parents and students.
Mailman is provided as a service by our email host so we can ONLY ACCESS
Mailman via a web interface.

If we create a list with 1000 different parent email addresses can we
group them into different lists?  The key thing here is if we update one
address that change would be reflected in all lists.  If so how?

>From those 1000 address I tag/mark all the 8th grade parents addresses and
call that list Grade08.
Then I tag/mark some more addresses as 12th grade parents and call that
list Grade12, and so on.
We could make a third list called Soccer Team and tag some addresses from
both the Grade08 and Grade12 lists.

Having read the FAQs, Archives and prior posts it seems like it has
something to do with Umbrella Lists, Aliases or both.
Since we can only use the program (Mailman version 2.1.9.cp2) via a web
interface we can do this:
1. Create a list that we want
2. Then we can modify that list.  The modifications we can do are grouped
together as follows:

[General Options]
Language options
Membership Management...
Non-digest options
Digest options

[Configuration Categories ]
Privacy options...
Bounce processing
Archiving Options
Mail<->News gateways
Content filtering

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