Our list welcome message was sent out to the members by the Secretary yesterday but he sent it as an ordinary mailman@ message and it didn't contain any password in it. We'll have to send another, additional, message, just to get the passwords generated, but I will have to give the Secretary a description of how to do this. Ie

1.  Log into Mailman control panel
2. Scroll down the General Options to "List-specific text prepended to new-subscriber welcome message"
3.  Enter any text to be sent in the message as well as the password
4.   ?
5.   ?

I'd be grateful for help with the rest of this. You'll remember that all the members were subscribed by the Secretary - they didn't subscribe themselves - I can't see how to create and send a welcome message (or a "reminder" message) that includes passwords (ie that the Mailman program recognises as THE welcome message and so will include the passwords).

Hope this makes sense.

At 17:05 01/08/2008, Mark Sapiro wrote:
Rachel Mawhood wrote:
>Obviously, we can't give 400-plus people the Admin or Moderator
>passwords so that they can view the Archives.  Is there a way of
>having a third password, which we can give to the membership (and
>reset from time to time), to enable members to view the Archives?

The admin and moderator passwords work (even without email address) for
accessing the archives, but each list member (including admins and
moderators if they are also members) has her/his own list password. In
your subscription scenario, the password is randomly generated. It
will be mailed to the member in the list welcome message, and unless
disabled by the list or the user, the user will receive a monthly
email reminder.

Mark Sapiro <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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