[Mailman-Developers] Personalization question
dan.mick at sun.com
Mon Dec 16 20:33:06 EST 2002
Mike Burton wrote:
> Hi Mick,
Dan...and I'd sent this to you privately to try to clarify off-list, but I
guess my desires are secondary to yours. Oh well, so be it.
> I take it I didn't make myself perfectly clear. I understand that this
> is issued per user (thus the name personalization). At the bottom of my
> lists mails it reads (using user_optionsurl)
> e.com - this is my mail systems address (jo.birdsense.com).
> What I would expect is
> se.com which is my web server's address. Note the www instead of jo in
> the address.
> This is what is shown at the bottom of the mailman-users list mails -
> nse.com. Again I would suspect that it might want to read
> www.python.org instead of mail.python.org, although I am not sure of
> this one as I am not the admin for that system and really don't know how
> they have it setup and configured.
> Am I completely missing something here? Are my expectations that it
> would use the web server's address unreasonable?
No, you're not being unreasonable; you just asked a question I couldn't
So you mean "the hyperlink for the user options has a hostname which is
apparently wrong; it looks like it's the hostname of the mail address
rather than the hostname of the web server". It is, of course, a
coincidence; if you used firstname.lastname@example.org's options, the link would not be
http://sun.com/...., but rather http://jo.birdsense.com/..., of course.
So no, it's not the domain of the email address at all.
Your question is really "why do the hyperlinks in my user-options links use
the wrong hostname".
The problem is likely in your DEFAULT_ settings in mm_cfg.py (or
Defaults.py). See the comments in Defaults.py around DEFAULT_URL_HOST
(assuming you're using 2.1 latest or near to it).
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Dan Mick [mailto:Dan.Mick@sun.com]
> >Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 3:00 PM
> >To: Mike Burton
> >Subject: Re: [Mailman-Developers] Personalization question
> >Mike Burton wrote:
> >>Is there a reason that user_optionsurl returns the mailers
> >address and
> >>domain instead of the web sites address and domain? Is
> >this intentional
> >>or should a bug report be generated on this? If it's
> >intentional, what
> >>is the reasoning?
> >I guess I don't quite understand; the whole point of "the
> >user's options"
> >is that it's per-user, yes...what would you expect?...
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