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Mailman: Administrator Roles

Mailing list administrators, learn about the two roles, list owners and moderators, for the Mailman application.

List Owners and Moderators

Each Mailman list has at least one owner but some also have a list moderator. The moderator is appointed by the owner to be in charge of list subscriptions and postings. Here is a brief description of both roles:

List owner

Each list must have an owner who is responsible for configuration, maintenance, and operation of the list. The list owner may establish other owners, and may optionally have others take roles such as moderating the discussion or managing subscription requests. List owners can execute commands for their subscribers, including adding and deleting subscribers. List owners receive all requests for moderation from the server that moderators receive, so even with a moderated list, it is not necessary to specify a moderator. Each list must have at least one owner who is a current student, faculty, or staff at UC San Diego.

List owners log in to the list's administration page: https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/admin/ListName-l with your Active Directory username and password (replace ListName with the actual name of your list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')

List moderator

List moderators are optional. They are assigned by the owners and can manage list subscriptions and postings. Moderators do not have access to the administration pages and cannot make changes to configuration settings.

List moderators log in to the list's moderator page: https://mailman.ucsd.edu/mailman/admindb/ListName-l with your Active Directory username and password (replace ListName with the actual name of your list. The final character is a lowercase letter 'L' for 'list.')

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