[Mailman-Users] How to change the administrators account email?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Oct 11 14:39:15 EDT 2017

On 10/11/2017 12:51 AM, Marc Gilliatt wrote:
> I did click on the middle link, and it took me to the "List Administrator Password" page. Is it a simple process of resetting that password?

As I said at

> Once there, you need to authenticate with either the list's admin
> password or the site password if there is one. See
> <https://wiki.list.org/x/4030543>.

which has info on resetting the password and setting a site password.

> Also, that script you have given me, can that reset the owner's email for all the lists? And thank you for the help you have shown me, I truly appreciate it.
> To set the owner for all lists from the command line run this script:

The for loop does all lists.

> #!/bin/sh
> cd /path/to/mailman/bin
> f=`mktemp`
> echo "owner = 'user at example.com'" > $f
> for l in `./list_lists --bare`; do
>     ./config_list -i $f $l
> done
> rm $f
> where /path/to/mailman/bin is the path to Mailman's bin/ directory and
> user at example.com is the address you want to set the owner to.

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