This is a series of screen captures that illustrates MailMan from
the user's point of view. Each of the images on the right
can be expanded for more detail.
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 control.
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.