[Mailman-Users] Passwords

Rachel Mawhood rachel at longitude0.co.uk
Thu Sep 11 16:52:03 CEST 2008

Hi Mark

Thank you for this - you have saved the day!  :-)  Cron job 
run.  Everyone now has their password.  Phew.

I have done 3 to 5 (of your message) in the control panel, too.


At 15:56 10/09/2008, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Once a person is a list member, you can't send another "welcome"
>message without unsubscribing and resubscribing the member. You can
>send a password reminder to everyone on the list by first making sure
>that "Send monthly password reminders?" on the General Options page is
>set to Yes and then from a shell, running Mailman's
>   cron/mailpasswds -l listname
>To ensure the welcome is sent when doing mass subscribes in the future
> >1.  Log into Mailman control panel
> >2.  Scroll down the General Options to "List-specific text prepended
> >to new-subscriber welcome message"
> >3.  Enter any text to be sent in the message as well as the password
>3. Optionally enter any additional, list specific text to be sent along
>with the standard welcome message - this is a one time step.
>4. Make sure that "Send welcome message to newly subscribed members?"
>is set to Yes - this is a one time step.
>5. When using Membership Management... -> Mass Subscription to add
>members, make sure that "Send welcome messages to new subscribees?" is
>set to Yes. This will be the default if step 4 was done.
>Mailman is not going to add the members password to any ordinary
>message. The only messages to the user that contain the password are
>the actual Mailman generated list welcome message, the password
>reminders sent from cron/maillpasswds (normally run monthly on the 1st
>by cron) and a user requested password reminder from the user options
>login page.
>Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
>San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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