[Mailman-Users] List creation message has bad links

Rosenbaum, Larry M. rosenbaumlm at ornl.gov
Thu May 4 14:50:50 EDT 2017

Recently we created a new list. Somehow the links in the list creation message (see below) have incorrect links. The visible link label has the correct list name, but the HREF has a list name of a different list (which is a substring of the correct list name):

<a href="https://elist.ornl.gov/mailman/admin/ecp-st-math-lib"><span style='color:windowtext;text-decoration:none'>

Is there a bug? I haven't been able to reproduce the problem.

Mailman version 2.1.20 on RHEL6

Larry M. Rosenbaum
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Well,  turns out, it wasn't that the admin was changing the password.  They were using the link sent out by the Mailman server to go to the list but the link is taking them to the wrong list.

See below.      The list is supposed to be "ecp-st-math-lib-teams".   But if you hover over the URL, it points to "ecp-st-math-lib".

Looks like a bug


The mailing list `ecp-st-math-lib-teams' has just been created for you.  The following is some basic information about your mailing list.

Your mailing list password is:


You need this password to configure your mailing list.  You also need it to handle administrative requests, such as approving mail if you choose to run a moderated list.

You can configure your mailing list at the following web page:


The web page for users of your mailing list is:


You can even customize these web pages from the list configuration page.  However, you do need to know HTML to be able to do this.

There is also an email-based interface for users (not administrators) of your list; you can get info about using it by sending a message with just the word `help' as subject or in the body, to:

    ecp-st-math-lib-teams-request at elist.ornl.gov<mailto:ecp-st-math-lib-request at elist.ornl.gov>

To unsubscribe a user: from the mailing list 'listinfo' web page, click on or enter the user's email address as if you were that user.

Where that user would put in their password to unsubscribe, put in your admin password.  You can also use your password to change member's options, including digestification, delivery disabling, etc.

Please address all questions to mailman-owner at elist.ornl.gov<mailto:mailman-owner at elist.ornl.gov>.


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