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newlist - Create a new, unpopulated mailing list.


newlist [options] listname listadmin-addr admin-password


-l language, --language=language
Make the list's preferred language `language', which must be a two letter language code.
-u urlhost, --urlhost=urlhost
Gives the list's web interface host name.
-e emailhost, --emailhost=emailhost
Gives the list's email domain name.
-q, --quiet
Normally the administrator is notified by email (after a prompt) that their list has been created. This option suppresses that notification and the prompting.
-h, --help
Print a small help text and exit


Including the admin-password on the command line is a small security risk if you have untrusted users on the system.


You can specify as many of the arguments as you want on the command line: you will be prompted for the missing ones. Every Mailman list has two parameters which define the default host name for outgoing email, and the default URL for all web interfaces. When you configured Mailman, certain defaults were calculated, but if you are running multiple virtual Mailman sites, then the defaults may not be appropriate for the list you are creating. You also specify the domain to create your new list in by typing the command like so: newlist --urlhost=www.mydom.ain mylist where `www.mydom.ain' should be the base hostname for the URL to this virtual hosts's lists. E.g. with this setting people will view the general list overviews at http://www.mydom.ain/mailman/listinfo. Also, www.mydom.ain should be a key in the VIRTUAL_HOSTS mapping in mm_cfg.py/Defaults.py if the email hostname to be automatically determined. If you want the email hostname to be different from the one looked up by the VIRTUAL_HOSTS or if urlhost is not registered in VIRTUAL_HOSTS, you can specify `emailhost' like so: newlist --urlhost=www.mydom.ain --emailhost=mydom.ain mylist where `mydom.ain' is the mail domain name. If you don't specify emailhost but urlhost is not in the virtual host list, then mm_cfg.DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST will be used for the email interface. For backward compatibility, you can also specify the domain to create your new list in by spelling the listname like so: mylist@www.mydom.ain where www.mydom.ain is used for `urlhost' but it will also be used for `emailhost' if it is not found in the virtual host table. Note `--urlhost' and `--emailhost' have precedence to this notation. If you spell the list name as just `mylist', then the email hostname will be taken from DEFAULT_EMAIL_HOST and the url will be taken from DEFAULT_URL (as defined in your Defaults.py file or overridden by settings in mm_cfg.py). Note that listnames are forced to lowercase. The list admin address need to be a fully-qualified address, like owner@example.com, not just owner.


Author of Mailman is the Mailman Cabal, see http://www.list.org/ for information. This manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@debian.org> for Debian GNU/Linux.


Mailman documentation on http://www.list.org/ and in /usr/share/doc/mailman.