Project:Discussion lists

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This project offers email discussion lists (i.e. mailing lists, discussion groups, email lists, lists) to help parents collaborate.

These discussion lists are archived and the archives are publicly accessible on the Web. Subscribers receive messages sent to the list, and can post to the list unmoderated. Non-subscriber messages may be posted to the list after moderator approval.

There's a web interface to the lists, which are powered by Mailman.

Lists as of 2013-07:


Since it's a bit obtuse right now… notes on list setup.

  1. From a shell
  2. sudo newlist listname
  3. I don't think this is necessary anymore since [1] Permissions fixup…
    • sudo chown --recursive list /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/listname
    • sudo chown --recursive list /var/lib/mailman/archives/private/listname.mbox
  4. Configure…
    1. sudo config_list -o tmp/listname listname
    2. Edit in tmp/listname:
      • real_name: to all lowercase
      • description: provide a short one
      • info: HTML description linking to more information
      • subject_prefix: improve for email subject prefix
      • admin_notify_mchanges: to True (admin gets membership changes)
      • new_member_options: to 258 (from 256, turning on "Do not send a copy of a member's own post"
      • max_message_size: 4000 (from 40) (so images can be attached)
      • include_sender_header: 0
      • available_languages: ['en', 'es'] (add spanish)
      • max_num_recipients: 20 (from 10)
    3. Then sudo config_list -i tmp/listname listname