[Mailman-Users] How do I assign a default password when doing mass subscriptions

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Dec 13 01:55:14 CET 2011

On 12/12/2011 4:02 PM, Rob Tanner wrote:
> I'm setting up a mailman list for the folks over in the anthropology
> department and they have a list of around email addresses that they
> wish to initially subscribe.  How do I assign a default password to
> each subscriber so they can get in via the web interface and change
> preferences, access private archives, etc?

When you subscribe a list of addresses, either with web admin Mass
Subscription or with command line tools such as add_members or
sync_members, Mailman generates a random password for each new member.

If you select the option to send the list welcome message to the new
members, the welcome message will inform them of the password and the
URL of their options page.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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