Important Mailman settings

  • Create a new mailman list using Cpanel
  • Change the settings of the new list. In general settings, under the heading Reply-To: header munging ought to be changed to a generic (non-personal) email address. The message size ought to be increased to 200K or so.
  • Under privacy settings, change so that only list admin can see the list of subscribers.
  • Under sender filters under privacy, make sure moderation is on by default


  • Admin notice
  • Strip sender etc.
  • Notifications
    • Send monthly password reminder No
    • Send goodbye message to members when they are unsubscribed? No
  • Additional settings
    • Maximum length in kilobytes (KB) of a message body. Use 0 for no limit. for example 200

Non-digest options

  • Scrub attachments of regular delivery message? no
  • Footer added to mail sent to regular list members: Empty

Digest options

  • Can list members choose to receive list traffic bunched in digests? No


  • Advertise this list when people ask what lists are on this machine? No
  • What steps are required for subscription? Confirm and approve
  • Who can view subscription list? List admin only

Privacy → Sender filters

  • Default moderated
  • (default action)

Privacy → Recipient filters

  • Must posts have list named in destination (to, cc) field (or be among the acceptable alias names, specified below)? No

Archiving options

  • Archive messages? No
  • Is archive file source for public or private archival? private