>I've been using Yahoo Groups, but have tired of the all the ads. So, I've
>setup a mail list using MailMan.
>However I really miss the ability to have monthly and yearly e-mails
>automatically sent. Is there anyway to automatically send e-mails to the
>list on specific dates in the future?
Mail man is open source, so you can add anything you like - if you
know how. I've been playing with this a bit - I was going to use the edit
html pages to make it easy for list managers, but so far I've not cracked
it. Another option, probably a better one, would be to set up a PHP
calender program and add links to it on some of the admin
pages. Unfortunately learning PHP is still on my to do list.
# Postfix 2.0.11: main.cf
recipient_delimiter = -
owner_request_special = no
# Mailman 2.1.2: mm_cfg.py
VERP_FORMAT = '%(bounces)s-%(mailbox)s=%(host)s'
VERP_REGEXP = r'^(?P<bounces>[^-]+?)-(?P<mailbox>[^=]+)=(?P<host>[^@]+)@.*$'
VERP_PASSWORD_REMINDERS = Yes
VERP_PERSONALIZED_DELIVERIES = Yes
VERP_DELIVERY_INTERVAL = 1
VERP_CONFIRM_FORMAT = '%(addr)s-%(cookie)s'
VERP_CONFIRM_REGEXP = r'^(?P<addr>[^-]+?)-(?P<cookie>[^@]+)@.*$'
VERP_CONFIRMATIONS = Yes
Lists such as foo-announce or foo-users don't VERP properly. My
guess is that the VERP regex is not handling the embedded dashes
properly. I'm sure I'm not the only person who uses "-" as a
recipient delimiter; is there a good regex for use with this
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Andrew Stebakov wrote:
>I was wondering if it's ever possible in mailman not to use any password
>when the user subscribes or unsubscribes?
It can be done. Actually a password is generated, but you can remove
any hit of this if you want. You will have to edit the subscribe form (or
make your own) and welcome letter, and kill the password
notifications. Everything you need should be in the FAQ.
A while back I came across this mailman2rss tool:
I was informed by one of this script's authors that mailman was going to
be developing this capacity internally. I wondered when it was going to
be released (and documented).
I would like to use this feature, but couldn't find any reference by
searching the site:
I'm also keen to learn if mailman can manage to export rss feeds for
private lists.. I don't want these available to the public, but would
like to make rss feeds from private lists available to internal
In anycase, please let me know. I understand that going through
mailman's auth isn't as simple as posting something to an http auth
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Fred Stutzman wrote:
>Does anyone have any last ideas about my issue, described in the thread
>below? If not, i'll submit a bug.
> I played around with one of my own lists, and was able to replicate the
> behavior. You can check that out at:
The source for that page you link to is:
<br>This is the listserv for the site www.somewhat.org.
Based on this the page shows what is expected. Are the brackets
being converted to ampersand characters when you save the page??
That aside, the page has opening and closing body and html tags
already, so adding a new set is going to be a mess.