[Mailman-Users] List-creation Owner E-mail Address

Barry Finkel b19141 at anl.gov
Mon Sep 21 23:00:03 CEST 2009

At 12:23 PM 9/21/2009, Barry Finkel wrote:

>>The config_list code allows me to specify ONLY ONE e-mail address for
>>the list owner, when I may have specified multiple owners in the
>>newlist.config file.
>>  I would like to be able to specify multiple e-mail
>>addresses at the list-creation prompt so that all of the list owners
>>would get the mail.  I do not want to rely on specifying one list owner
>>and then insuring that he or she forwards a copy to the other

Kirke Johnson <kjohnson at pcc.edu> replied:

>I was successful using the following syntax:
>owner = ['address1 at pcc.edu','address2 at pcc.edu']

I am not trying to set multiple owners in the list configuration;
I know the syntax for that.  What I am trying to do is use the


command, which allows ONLY ONE e-mail address to be specified when
the code prompts me for the e-mail address of the list owner

     Enter the email of the person running the list: 

I want to be able to enter the e-mail addresses of ALL of the list
owners, so that they all receive the list-creation e-mail that contains,
among other things, the list admin password.  I can only specify one
address, so I tried a test specifying

     LISTNAME-owner at lists.example.com

to see if that would work.  After the list is created, mail to that
address will be sent to all of the list owner e-mail addresses that are
currently in the list configuration.  The question is one of timing -
when I run the newlist command, the owner addresses have not been
set.  That command sets the owner addresses to the single address that
I specified in response to the prompt.  My subsequent 

     config_list -i

command sets the list owner addresses, but I cannot insure that my


command will not have sent the e-mail before the list owners have been
Barry S. Finkel
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