[Mailman-Users] Unable To Create Mailman Lists

Carlos Williams carloswill at gmail.com
Wed Oct 21 15:18:05 CEST 2009

I just installed Mailman 2.1.9-4 on my Linux mail server and
configured it according to the online guide straight from the Mailman
site. It appears to be working fine and I get hit the main page via
Apache and see the only pubic list available called 'Mailman'. Now I
selected the 'Admin Overview Page' and it takes me straight to the
'Admin' page with out any credentials for password or anything. Is
this normal Mailman behavior? Should anyone be able to simply hit my
Mailman public page and walk right into the 'Admin' page with put any

Secondly - since I am in the 'Admin' page, I then attempt to select
the link that says "create a new mailing list" which takes me to a new
page for adding all the criteria for the new list I would like to
generate. At the very bottom, it has a blank field box for "List
creator's (authentication) password:" and I simply have no idea what
that is. If I leave it blank or type in the password for the only
Mailman list I have called "Mailman", I get an error when creating the
new list that says: "Error: You are not authorized to create new
mailing lists"

Can someone please tell me what I did wrong?

Thanks so much!


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