[Mailman-Users] Implement umbrella list on Mailman 2.1.9

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 30 16:23:49 CEST 2010

Esteban Torres Rodriguez wrote:

>Mark Sapiro wrote:
>"warts and all"
>What do you mean?  I have read the FAQ, but not what you mean.

Quoting from dictionary.com

any unattractive detrimental feature or aspect: /The biography presents
the full story of the prime minister's political career, warts and

In this case, the unattractiveness is if a list is set as an umbrella
with other lists as members, and there are people who are members of
multiple sub-lists, they will receive duplicates of posts to the
umbrella, one for each sub-list of which they are a member.

Also, if you set a list to be an umbrella (General Options ->
umbrella_list = Yes), the only thing that does is assume that all
members of that list are other lists so that administrative notices
such as password reminders from that list for a member whose address
is sublist at example.com will be sent to sublist-owner at example.com so
there can be issues with lists which have both individuals and other
lists as members.

That is what I meant by "warts and all".

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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