[Mailman-Users] Mailman list sends but doesn't receive mail.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Dec 10 17:33:41 CET 2010

JRC Groups wrote:
>I have created two additional lists for a total of three that I created plus
>one that Apple's own Server Admin requires (a list named Mailman). Using the
>web interface to check the lists hosted by my domain I find conflicting
>results. This is what I have:
>List                        Description
>List 1                      [no description available]
>List 2                      [no description available]
>List                        Description
>List 3                      [no description available]
>List 4                      [no description available]
>Shouldn't both www.domain.com and domain.com lead to the same results ? How
>can I make the necessary corrections so that both addresses are
>interchangeable and lead to the same results ?

See the FAQ at <http://wiki.list.org/x/lYA9>. In your case, the short
answer is put


in mm_cfg.py.

>As I made an attempt to create lists using the Mailman's web interface
>instead of Apple's Server Admin I couldn't get it done. Mailman kept
>returning an error message stating I didn't have permission to create lists.
>I tried numerous different passwords including the admin password for my
>server but it wouldn't work.

There are only two passwords that work for the Mailman web create
interface. Neither is set by default. These are the Mailman site
password (which is like a super list admin password) and the Mailman
list creator password.

set the site password with

sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/mmsitepass password

and set the list creator password with

sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/mmsitepass -c password


sudo /usr/share/mailman/bin/mmsitepass --help

Note that if you have a site password, you don't need a list creator
password unless you want to give the ability to create lists to
someone who doesn't have the site password, and setting a list creator
password the same as the site password is superfluous.

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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