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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)