[Mailman-Users] Help with MAILMAN list password

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Fri Jul 23 05:05:18 CEST 2010

Mauricio Juarez writes:
 > Hi,
 > - I use mailman to administrate my email lists
 > - I need absolutely change the Admin Lists password
 > - I used the command: change_pw in my /bin Mailman directory, all was 
 > OK, I can use my new password for all the lists but
 > My old password work too, do you know why? I change the root password 
 > too ( the same) but doesnt work, now the old password and the new one 
 > worked Help plz

There are three levels of password:

moderator:   May approve or reject posts.  Cannot access list config.
list admin:  May access and change list config, and moderate.
site admin:  May create and remove lists, change config, and moderate.

change_pw only affects the site admin password.  To change list admin
and moderator passwords, you must operate on each list.  In the web
interface, there is a Passwords section of the interface where you can
change those.

If you have a lot of lists, you may want to use a script.  See

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