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NAME

       newlist - Create a new, unpopulated Mailman mailing list.

SYNOPSIS

       newlist [options] [listname] [listadmin-addr] [admin-password]

OPTIONS

       -l language, --language=language
              Make the list's preferred language `language', which must be the
              (mostly   two   letter)   language   code   as    found    under
              /usr/share/mailman.

       -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

SECURITY

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

NOTES

       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.example.com mylist

       where `www.example.com' 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.example.com/mailman/listinfo.
       Also,  www.example.com  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.example.com --emailhost=example.com mylist

       where  `example.com'  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.example.com

       where www.example.com 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

       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, but may be used by others.

SEE ALSO

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

                                  2008-06-14                        NEWLIST(8)



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