Article ID: 706What is Mailman?
Mailman is software for managing email discussion and email mailing lists.
What would I use Mailman for?
Mailman has two main uses. One is to setup and run an email discussion list. This is a list where an email sent to the list goes to all email addresses subscribed to the list. Those people can then respond to that email and everyone on the list will receive the response. The other is to setup and run a mailing list. An email sent to this type of list is sent to all email addresses subscribed to the list. However email responses are sent back to only the list owner and other subscribers do not see the responses.
What Version of Mailman do you run?
How can I get my own Mailman list?
One of our representatives and can assist you in signing up for a Mailman list. We can be reached by phone at 1-800-689-4303, by email at email@example.com or by Live Chat at: https://support.iinet.com/
How much does a Mailman list cost?
One Mailman list is included at no cost to each of our web-hosting customers. The standalone cost for a Mailman list is $10.00 a month.
How do I administer my Mailman list?
You can access your Mailman list at its administrative address. The address for your Mailman list will be as follows.
For example the administrative address for joeslist would be:
How can people subscribe to my Mailman list?
New email addresses can be added to your Mailman list in two ways.
They can signup by going to the information page for your Mailman list.
The address would be as follows.
For example the information page for joeslist would be:
You can also add new email addresses yourself by following the steps below.
How would I setup my list to be an email discussion list?
The default settings for a Mailman list are for a discussion list. Subscribers receive all emails sent to the list by both the list owner and all other subscribers on the list.
How would I setup my list to be a mailing list?
If you want only the list owner, and no one else, to be able to email your Mailman list, you will want to change a few settings.
First you will want to make sure that all subscribers to your Mailman list are moderated, meaning their emails to the list will be held and not sent to the list. Please follow the steps below to do this.
This means all current members of the list are moderated. The only email address you will want to have un-moderated will be the address you will be sending to the list from. To un-moderate this address, do the following.
The last change you will want to make is to set the Mailman list so that all new subscribers are automatically moderated. To do this, do the following.
How can I immediately stop all subscribers from sending to my Mailman list?
To stop all posting to your Mailman list, please do the following.
How can I remove an email address from my Mailman List?
Subscribers can remove themselves from your list by going to the information page for your Mailman list. If you want to remove an address yourself, please do the following.
How can I check the postings that were sent to my Mailman list and were moderated?
You can check them via the Administration page. Please do the following.
On this page you can decide what to do with moderated postings.
How can I get more information on Mailman?
Mailman's official web site can be found here. They have extensive documentation on using and running a Mailman list.