[Mailman-Developers] escape characters for boilerplate messages notworking

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sat Oct 23 23:02:26 CEST 2004

Mark <mailman at primatesynthesis.com> wrote:
>I'm am having trouble putting together a Welcome Message.  Using the 
>escape characters for ", &, < and > do not seem to working.  I'm 
>getting very odd results whether I try to use the escape characters 
>or not.  Not using them results with the escape characters appearing 
>in the delivered message (ie. "&" yields "&amp;"), and using them 
>results in this weird doubling thing (eg." &amp;" yields 
>"&amp;amp;").   Any ideas??

Edit the template directly and put it in the lists/listname directory.
See the FAQ at http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py article 4.48.
The template for the welcome message is subscribeack.txt.

>Further, how can I change the text that Mailman automatically appends 
>to the Welcome Message??  Can I set it so that it appends nothing??

 See above.

>For you developers, why doesn't it just use plain text, simply 
>treating text as text??  It is for generating email, not a webpage.
>RTFM Notice:  I have looked through all of the available documents at 
>http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/ and went through the archives 
>for the last several months.  The list and archives at 
>http://listowner.org/ do not seem to be working at this time.

re: listowner.org

Did you look at the FAQ?

Did you look at the archives of the mailman-users at python.org list? This
comes up all the time there.

archives -> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/
searchable -> http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/

If you didn't find these resources, is there something that could be
added/changed to make them more obvious?

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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