[Mailman-Users] Thoughts about migrating to Mailman instead of Sympa (from Majordomo)

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Fri Jan 20 13:16:40 CET 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 10:05:20AM +0100, Mailman Admin wrote:
> On 2012-01-19 19:32, Geoff Mayes wrote:
> > 
> > I hope a general question about Mailman's features and future
> > direction (along with some Sympa comparisons) are appropriate for
> > this list.
> > 
> > The University of Oregon is migrating away from Majordomo. 

Hurrah! ;o)

> > We
> > decided on Sympa because Mailman sends passwords over email
> <... >
> > Does anyone know a way around the emailed passwords issue in Mailman,
> > clever hacks, certain plugins, or a timeline for Mailman 3's release?
> > 
> You can stop the cronjob used to email reminders.


> With this you don't email them to the users, but they will still be
> saved in clear text in Mailman.

Another way could be to make the 'don't use a valuable password' text
more prominent, or enforce some password complexity test.

There is the LDAP extension, YMMV.

> > I've written a number of Django apps using my own LDAP module, so I
> > was also wondering if folks think now is a mature-enough time to
> > perhaps grab Mailman 3, its Django front-end, and hack together what
> > I'm after?
> > A final, random question: Mailman 3 is still in alpha, but is it
> > stable given that it's almost been in alpha for 4 years?

seems to be the latest update. IIRC, Barry's not on -users, but does
post on -developers.

(There was an update, but I can't quickly find it)

I could be wrong on that, though/

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