[ mailman-Patches-1085501 ] Welcome Message

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Patches item #1085501, was opened at 2004-12-14 16:51
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Category: list administration
Group: Mailman 2.1
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Grant Bowman (grantbow)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Welcome Message

Initial Comment:
Problem: Currently, welcome message text can only be
prepended to a fixed subscribeack.txt.  Welcome
messages should be fully customizable by list
administrators that do not have command line/shell
access to their mailman installations, an arrangement
that is not unusual for hosted ISPs (like mine).

Solution: The following one line patch allows the use
of the existing editing capability with the
subscribeack.txt file.

Result: Mailman list administrators without shell
access will have more control and can customize welcome
messages to exactly meet the needs of their subscribers.


Note: If this is the right approach I would be happy to
follow up with additional patches to adjust the text of
the existing "HTML selection" page and other
appropriate places.


Note: I obtained this idea from this message by Todd
<Freedom_Lover at pobox.com> to Mailman-users and have
created this patch for the CVS version of mailman.

--- Mailman/Cgi/edithtml.py.orig        2001-11-30
00:00:18.000000000 -0800
+++ Mailman/Cgi/edithtml.py     2004-12-10
12:09:31.000000000 -0800
@@ -42,6 +42,7 @@
     template_data = (
         ('listinfo.html',    _('General list
information page')),
         ('subscribe.html',   _('Subscribe results page'))
+        ('subscribeack.txt', _('Welcome email text
         ('options.html',     _('User specific options


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