GNU Mailman Documentation

Christopher Kolar
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

I am currently working on the documentation for the GNU Mailman mail list manager program. Before downloading, please note the following personal FAQ items:

Copyright Information (GFDL)

Beginning with the release of the version 2 documents, these documents will be available through the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). Thanks to Aurora University for their contribution of my time in writing the original documentation.

Documentation Varieties

I had originally planned three documents based on the intended audience.

  1. User documentation: information for people who are list subscribers. This document will be short, sweet, and contain only stuff that the end users need to know. In most educational institutions the intended audience for this document is the students.

  2. List manager documentation: this document will contain information for list managers (owners). It will be a plain-language explanation of all of the configuration screens and options for their list. In most educational institutions the intended audience for this document would be instructors who have mail lists for their class. This document will not assume any great technical competence or access to the shell.
    (Note: I have added a 2 page quick reference guide.  We now have about 20 "normal" people running lists and the quick reference actually takes care of every question that I have ever been asked, honest.)

  3. System administrator documentation: available at www.list.org.

User Documentation: v1.0
(11 August 1999)

List Manager Documentation: v2.0
(22 November 2000)

List Server Administrator Documentation


Available at www.list.org.

 


Christopher Kolar
ckolar@imsa.edu
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
(Modified July 15, 2004)