On-line documentation for Mailman 2.1 is still under construction, but
is organized among the following audiences:
- Users -- anybody who is a member
of a mailing list managed by Mailman. This documentation explains
how you can subscribe and unsubscribe from mailing lists, how to
change your personal options, and how to interact with other parts
of the Mailman system.
- List Managers -- anybody who
is a list administrator or moderator for a mailing list. This
documentation goes into all the gory details about how to set up
your lists, what the various options mean and control, and how to
manage the membership of your mailing list.
- Site Administrators -- anybody
who is installing and setting up a Mailman site. This documentation
contains all the information about installing Mailman, integrating it with
your mail and web servers, setting list defaults, configuring virtual
domains, and enabling various options for your list administrators. This
documentation also gives some hints on how to tune Mailman for optimal
- Translators (wiki) -- anybody who is
contributing to internationalization support for Mailman. This
describes contact addresses for the current language champions and
tells you what you need to do if you want to contribute a new
language translation to the project (more are always welcome!).
The University of
Washington has some very nice documentation on their installation of
Mailman. It may be specific to UW's set up at times, but you might find it
useful as a general help guide too.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is
available to answer the most common questions. See also the community
FAQ. Feel free to add or correct entries in the FAQ
-- this is your resource for helping your colleagues.
For issues not covered in the FAQ or documentation pages above,
please check the
of the Mailman-Users
mailing list. If your question is not covered in the documentation,
FAQ, or list archives, then you can send your questions to the
mailman-users list. We suggest you
subscribe to the
list first - then submit your question - so that your question will be
distributed quickly to the list subscribers and replies also will be
distributed quickly back to you.
Chris Kolar has made
documentation, primarily for list owners who are not necessarily
technical, but who own Mailman mailing lists.
Nigel Metheringham has posted a
HOWTO on using Exim
and Mailman together. If you're using the
Exim mailer you should check this out.
The Mailman source distribution itself
contains many README files for discussion of issues specific to
operating system, mail transport agent, or web server.