[Mailman-Users] Mailing list "Mailman" mandatory?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Mar 6 13:50:55 EST 2019

On 3/6/19 10:22 AM, Davide Marchi wrote:
> Hi Friends, and excuse me for my silly question!
> I've read from a non official documentation, here:
> https://www.howtoforge.com/how-to-install-and-configure-mailman-with-postfix-on-debian-squeeze
> that "Before we can start to use Mailman, we must create a mailing list
> called mailman; this is obligatory - without it Mailman won't start:"
> is this information right?
> Or is it mandatory to start up Mailman and then (after the new lists
> creation) it can be removed?

Mailman 2.1 requires the site list, normally named 'mailman'. In a new
installation, you need to create this list before you can start Mailman.
Typically, you create it with Mailman's bin/newlist command.

And no, you can't remove it.

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