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       newlist - Create a new, unpopulated Mailman mailing list.


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


       -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


       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 mylist

       where `' 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  Also, should be  a  key  in  the
       VIRTUAL_HOSTS  mapping  in if the email hostname to be automatically

       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 mylist

       where `' 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

       For  backward compatibility, you can also specify the domain to create your new list in by
       spelling the listname like so:


       where 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 file or overridden by settings in

       Note that listnames are forced to lowercase.

       The list admin address need to be a fully-qualified address, like,  not
       just owner.


       Author  of  Mailman  is  the Mailman Cabal, see for information. This
       manpage is written by Tollef Fog Heen <> for Debian, but may be  used  by


       Mailman documentation on and in /usr/share/doc/mailman.

                                            2008-06-14                                 NEWLIST(8)