||GNU Mailman - List Member Manual
If you've forgotten your password and haven't saved the welcome message or
any reminder messages, you can always get a reminder through the web interface:
6.1 How do I get my password?
- Go to the list information page for the list from which you wish to
get your password
(This will probably be something like
- Look for the section marked "LISTNAME subscribers"
(this section is usually found near the bottom of the page).
- There should be a button marked "Unsubscribe or Edit Options."
Enter your email address in the box beside this button and press the
- You should be brought to a new page which has an "Password
Reminder" section. Press the "Remind" button to have your password
emailed to you.
If you do not receive the password reminder email after doing this, make sure
that you typed your
email address correctly and that the address you used is, indeed, actually
subscribed to that list. For security reasons, Mailman generates the same
member options page regardless of whether the address entered is subscribed
or not. This means that people cannot use this part of the web interface to
find out if someone is subscribed to the list, but it also means that it's
hard to tell if you just made a typo.
You can also get a reminder using the email interface,
- Send a mail to LISTNAME-request@DOMAIN with the command
Commands can appear
in either the body or the subject of the message. (See
Section 3.2 for more information about sending mail
If you are not sending mail from your subscribed address, you can also
specify this address by sending the command password address=ADDRESS.
Release 2.1, documentation updated on May 15, 2012.