One of my list admins (whom I've copied on this message) wanted to
know what the default invitation message before sending out an
invite. It appears that this information is only available to those
who have shell access to the mailman server. (I found it quickly in
I suppose that she could have sent a test invitation to herself to an
address that wasn't already a list member, but that's hardly the
first thing that's going to jump into people's minds.
One of the great things about mailman is that it separates out
various administrative functions. But in this case, the separation
isn't in the right place. Those templates, either directly or in
documentation, should be available to list-admins who don't have site
admin nor shell access.
This isn't a big issue, and I could always simply make the templates
directory readable through Apache, but it might be something for the
team working on version 3 to consider.