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As the owner of a Mailman mailing list there are operations available to you for list management and administration
Web Management Interface
Change List Password
Add People
Remove People
See Who is Subscribed
Approval Commands
Bounced Messages
Moderated Mailing Lists


Web Mangement Interface

to access the management page for your mailing list, log in using the list administrator password at list.calvin.edu/mailman/admin/listname where listname is the name of your list.

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Change List Password

Click Passwords in the Configuration Categories menu at the top left of the page.

Here you will see two boxes for changing passwords. One is for the Administrative Password, the other is the Moderator Password. The Moderator Password is used by the Moderator to allow postings to the list if the Moderator is not the list owner.

To change either password, enter a new password in the correct field, confirm in the field below, then click Submit Your Changes.

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Add People

Click Membership Management then choose Mass Subscription

Ensure that the default three options for subscription are what you want:

  1. If you wish to make subscription voluntary, you may change this option from Subscribe to Invite
  2. If you wish to subscribe people silently, without sending an email, you may change this option from Yes to No
  3. If you are not the list owner, and wish to inform the list owner that new people have been subscribed, you may select Yes instead of No here.

In the Enter one address per line below box, enter the email addresses you want to subscribe:

username@students.calvin.edu
username2@students.calvin.edu
person@calvin.edu
person@OtherEmail.com

You may enter as few or as many addresses as you wish. Once you have finished, scroll to the bottom of the page then click Submit Your Changes

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Remove People

Click Membership Management then choose Mass Removal

Ensure that the default two options for subscription are what you want:

  1. If you wish to send an email to the people you are unsubscribing change the No to Yes
  2. If you are not the list owner, and wish to send email notifications of the changes to the owner change the No to Yes

In the Enter one address per line below box, enter the email addresses you want to unsubscribe:

username@students.calvin.edu
username2@students.calvin.edu
person@calvin.edu
person@OtherEmail.com

You may enter as few or as many addresses as you wish. Once you have finished, scroll to the bottom of the page then click Submit Your Changes

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See Who is Subscribed

Click Membership Management then choose Membership List

On this page there should be a table of all the members in your list and their various permissions

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Approval Commands

When Mailman requests your approval for something, you will receive a message that includes instructions on how to give your approval

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Bounced Messages

Mailman may bounce certain messages that people attempt to post to your mailing list. These messages may be bounced for a number of reasons, such as being too long or appearing to be spam, or in some other way invalid.

Mailman will send you an alert with instructions for how to deal with the message.

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Moderated Mailing Lists

If the users of your list are moderated, then you as the list owner must approve their messages before they are posted to the list. When someone sends an email to your-listname@calvin.edu, the message is bounced to you for approval. Mailman will email you with instructions on how to either allow or reject the email.

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