The login page
A user's MailMan session begins with a login
page of some kind. You can provide a login form on any page
of your web site that points to your MailMan installation,
or you can just direct your users directly to MailMan and
the script will provide a login page for you. Your user
provides a username and password, and possibly the name
of a mail server if you have not configured one in advance.
Our default login page that we provide also allows the user
to select some additional options, such as whether they
want a mail interface that is divided into frames or one
that uses just ordinary flat pages. You can pre-configure
any of these options yourself if you prefer that sort of
We provide the default login page as
an example, and we have listed several options on it, but
there is no need for your login forms to be this cluttered.
Normally you would want to pre-configure the mail server
name, and in most cases you will probably want to select
the frames or no-frames interface in advance as well. Those
modifications are easy to make because MailMan's entire
user interface is entirely based on simple and straightforward
HTML template files that you have full control over. The
script itself doesn't specify any HTML output at all in
code, all of the output is in the template files.