[Wolves] Facebook Group

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 17:09:39 UTC 2020

On 08/01/2020 14:08, Steven Maddox via Wolves wrote:
> Hey Adam,
> I feel like I may have mentioned this before (but possibly it was to
> someone else) but we've (and by we I mean functionoffice.org, a
> non-profit) set up a server specifically to be a multi-tenant Mailman 3
> box.  Basically you get your own web interface, and hostname with SSL -
> and the use of HyperKitty so that way new people can just use the
> mailing list like a forum if they want to.
> *At the moment it runs...*
> - https://lists.functionoffice.org ... no lists on this yet, but there
> will be shortly - mostly announce-only I expect
> - https://lists.seaquake.net ... this is for our Seaquake project, only
> a test list on this for now
> - https://lists.staffslug.org.uk ... this has the 3 main mailing lists
> of StaffsLUG... general, meetings and trips.
> But it would be a 5 second job to add a (for example)...
> - https://lists.wolveslug.org.uk
> If you fancy it?
> p.s. this newer Mailman 3 instance of ours has been running since August
> without any issues, we ran a Mailman 2.1 before that... and looong
> before that we were also on lug.org.uk's setup too.
> There is something about Discourse that makes me think twice when I
> looked at it before, I can't quite put my finger on it - maybe it's the
> fear of it going "open core" in the future. :S

Thanks Steve, that's a kind offer. At the moment I have no desire to
migrate the mailing list out of lug.org.uk as they've been exemplary
custodians and I don't really want to get into the weeds of trying to
migrate, lose or split the mailing list archive.

That said, Mailman 3 does look better as you say and yes, as someone
mentioned outside of the list recently, Mailman 2 stores your password
in plain text.

Anyone who didn't realise that and is using a password they use for
other things should probably go change their password to something they
don't use for anything else here:


If you don't want that password mailed to you on a monthly basis, turn
that off in the same place.

Note that when you signed up, the mailing list sign up page says the

"You may enter a privacy password below. This provides only mild
security, but should prevent others from messing with your subscription.
Do not use a valuable password as it will occasionally be emailed back
to you in cleartext."

FWIW, I can't see your passwords.

Hopefully the lug.org.uk admins will upgrade to Mailman 3 in the near
future, though having looked at it, it doesn't appear to be trivial so I
wouldn't expect it in a hurry. Did you upgrade from 2.1 to 3 Steve or
just start afresh?


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