[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman-Developers] umbrella lists and subject prefix (subject_prefix)

Dan A. Dickey ddickey at wamnet.com
Thu Sep 23 21:51:06 CEST 1999

Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 23, 1999 at 08:51:17AM -0500, Dan A. Dickey wrote:
> >If anyone cares to now fix the little problem of the
> >footer being added by both lists, I'd like to see the
> >patch for that.  Its a minor annoyance, but one I can
> >live with for the time being.
> I haven't worked with umbrella lists, but it would seem that the obvious
> solution would be to remove the footer and the subject tag from either
> the listname server or the listname-(us|uk|whatever) lists.  Is there
> something wrong with this?

The problem then is that mail sent to one or the other
of the lists does NOT get the footer added.
I.E., when a message gets sent to "listname", I want the
prefix [listname] added, and the footer for listname.
This message would be directed to listname-* at that point,
and I don't want listname-us adding a prefix or a footer.
Also, I want a message directed at "listname-us" to get
the [listname-us] prefix added, and listname-us's footer.
I'm not sure where the term "umbrella" list came from,
but it seems to me I'm looking more for a "waterfall"
effect here - the first list the message is directed at
gets to do its thing and others just pass it on to the
list members with no modification.


Dan A. Dickey
ddickey at wamnet.com

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