There are three main types of users in the Mailman software. Each of these users has different access rites and different roles in respect to a mailing list. This document has been designed to give a quick overview of each role available to a user and how that user can interact with Mailman.
An administrator, also referred to as owner, of a list has ultimate control over the list, and can change any list preferences (including the list of administrators). It is possible, using the general options tab of the administrator interface, to add multiple administrators to a list.
It is important to add only one user per line in the administrator box.
An administrator is responsible for setting any of the internal options of his/her mailing list and also has all of the powers/responsibilities of a list moderator (see Moderator section below). To access a list as a moderator go to http://mailman.rose-hulman.edu/mailman/admin/(name of list) being sure to replace (name of list) with the complete name of your mailing list.
Because the work involved in administering a mailing list can often become a major task an administrator will often choose someone to help him/her with the day-to-day mailing list maintenance tasks(see the Day-to-Day task primer). A moderator does not have as much power over a list as an administrator does, however, s/he can deal with any moderation requests generated by Mailman. Multiple moderators can be defined in a similar manner to multiple administrators, however, only an administrator can add moderators; furthermore to get the moderator password a new moderator must contact the list administrator.
It is important to add only one user per line in the moderator box.
To access the moderator interface for any mailing list go to http://mailman.rose-hulman.edu/mailman/admindb/(name of list) being sure to replace (name of list) with the complete name of your mailing list.