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Mailman: Granting Moderator and Administrative Access, Resetting Password

NOTE: In this FAQ, always replace %ListName% with your actual List Name in all lowercase. If your list is CAS-Test, and you're told that your list e-mail is %ListName%@mail.cas.unt.edu, then your list e-mail is: cas-test@mail.cas.unt.edu

The list administrators are the people who have ultimate control over all parameters of this mailing list. They are able to change any list configuration variable available through these administration web pages.

The list moderators have more limited permissions; they are not able to change any list configuration variable, but they are allowed to tend to pending administration requests, including approving or rejecting held subscription requests, and disposing of held postings. Of course, the list administrators can also tend to pending requests.

In order to split the list ownership duties into administrators and moderators, you must set a separate moderator password in the fields below, and also provide the email addresses of the list moderators in the general options section.

Grant Administrator Access

Browse to your Mailman List Administration Page:

You should end up in the General Options section (if not, browse to it via the menu at the top of the screen).

  1. Add the New Admin's e-mail address to the owner field, under the General list personality section.

  2. Give the New Admin the List's Admin Password.

Grant Moderator Access

Browse to your Mailman List Administration Page:

You should end up in the General Options section (if not, browse to it via the menu at the top of the screen).

  1. Add the New Moderator's e-mail address to the moderator field, under the General list personality section.
  2. Give the New Moderator the List's Moderator Password.

Reset Password

Browse to your Mailman List Administration Page:

Browse to the Passwords section via the menu at the top of the screen.

In order to change the Owner (Administrator) Password:

  1. Enter your new password into the following two fields:
    • Enter new administrator password
    • Confirm administrator password
  2. Click: Submit Your Changes

In order to change the Moderator Password:

  1. Enter your new password into the following two fields:
    • Enter new moderator password
    • Confirm moderator password
  2. Click: Submit Your Changes