1.3 A List's Web Pages

Every mailing list is also accessible by a number of web pages. Note that the exact urls are configurable by the site administrator, so they may be different than what's described below. We'll describe the most common default configuration, but check with your site administrator or hosting service for details.

Mailman provides a set of web pages that list members use to get information about the list, or manage their membership options. There are also list archive pages, for browsing an online web-based archive of the list traffic. These are described in more detail in the GNU Mailman user's manual.

Mailman also provides a set of pages for configuring an individual list, as well as a set of pages for disposing of posting and subscription requests.

For a mailing list called mylist hosted at the domain lists.example.com, you would typically access the administrative pages by going to http://lists.example.com/mailman/admin/mylist. The first time you visit this page, you will be presented with a login page, asking for the list owner's password. When you enter the password, Mailman will store a session cookie in your browser, so you don't have to re-authenticate for every action you want to take. This cookie is stored only until you exit your browser.

To access the administrative requests page, you'd visit http://lists.example.com/mailman/admindb/mylist (note the admindb url as opposed to the admin url). Again, the first time you visit this page, you'll be presented with a login page, on which you can enter either the list moderator password or the list owner password. Again, a session cookie is dropped in your browser. Note also that if you've previously logged in as the list owner, you do not need to re-login to access the administrative requests page.