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Old 10-21-2009, 08:17 AM   #1
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Question Mailman List on Mail Server?

I just installed Mailman 2.1.9-4 on my Linux mail server and configured it according to the online guide straight from the Mailman site. It appears to be working fine and I get hit the main page via Apache and see the only pubic list available called 'Mailman'. Now I selected the 'Admin Overview Page' and it takes me straight to the 'Admin' page with out any credentials for password or anything. Is this normal Mailman behavior? Should anyone be able to simply hit my Mailman public page and walk right into the 'Admin' page with put any credentials?

Secondly - since I am in the 'Admin' page, I then attempt to select the link that says "create a new mailing list" which takes me to a new page for adding all the criteria for the new list I would like to generate. At the very bottom, it has a blank field box for "List creator's (authentication) password:" and I simply have no idea what that is. If I leave it blank or type in the password for the only Mailman list I have called "Mailman", I get an error when creating the new list that says: "Error: You are not authorized to create new mailing lists"

Can someone please tell me what I did wrong?

Thanks so much!
Old 10-30-2009, 12:18 PM   #2
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Part of the mailman install is usually to create to your initial admin user (e.g. an email address and password). This is the password for managing the meta mailman list.

With regards to the mailman list showing up on your front page by default, yes, that is normal. I typically set that list to not be displayed, it's just on one of the settings screens... Just poke around, you'll find it. But first you'll need to sortout your password for the list.

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