University of Oregon

Different List Roles: Administrator, Moderator, Subscriber

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List Administrator

The list administrators are the people who have ultimate control over all parameters of this mailing list. When creating a mailing list, the initial list administrator is set to a specific email address. The list administrator can be changed, or new list administrators can be added, by logging into the list and going to General Options.

Accessing Your List

To access your list, go to lists.uoregon.edu/mailman/admin/LISTNAME, where LISTNAME is replaced by the name of your list. It will prompt you for your list administrator password. If you forget your password, please email listmast@uoregon.edu. 

From within the admin page of your list, you can change your list settings. For an overview of the General Options for your list, go to General Options for Mailman

The password configuration category is the place where you can change the list administrator password or enter a new  list moderator password. To split the list ownership duties into administrators and moderators, you must set a separate moderator password in the fields, and also provide the email addresses of the list moderators in the general options section of Mailman.

For more information about list administrator and moderator passwords, see the Mailman List Management Guide.

List Moderator

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.

Accessing Your List

To access your list, go to lists.uoregon.edu/mailman/admindb/LISTNAME, where LISTNAME is replaced by the name of your list. It will prompt you for your list moderator password. If you forget your password, please email listmast@uoregon.edu. 

After logging into the list, you will be able to approve or reject subscription requests and list postings.

List Subscriber

The list subscribers receive postings to the list. To subscribe to a list, go to lists.uoregon.edu/mailman/listinfo/LISTNAME, where LISTNAME is replaced by the name of the list you wish to subscribe to. Once there, fill out the form under "Subscribing to LISTNAME" and press Subscribe. Alternatively, you can subscribe by sending an email to LISTNAME-join@lists.uoregon.edu, where LISTNAME is replaced by the list you wish to join. The subject and body are ignored, so you can leave those blank.

Accessing Your List

Once you are subscribed to the list (depending on the list this may mean confirming your subscription by email or approval from a moderator), you can alter your subscription settings. To do so, go to lists.uoregon.edu/mailman/options/LISTNAME, where LISTNAME is replaced by the name of the list you are accessing. You can also reach this page by going to the list info page at lists.uoregon.edu/mailman/listinfo/LISTNAME, and entering your email address in the text box next to "Unsubscribe or edit options", and pressing that button. 

It will prompt you to log in with your email and password. If you do not remember your password, press the Reset Password button at the bottom and it will send an auto-generated password to your email account. 

 

For further information on list management, please return to the main Mailman page.
 
If you have questions about Mailman, please contact the Technology Service Desk.