[Mailman-Users] broadcast-type lists
haroldp at sierraweb.com
Fri Jul 21 22:14:35 CEST 2000
'subscribeack.txt' was indeed where I started. Editing that would be
no problem, but I am planning on running multiple (many) lists on the
same box. If I edit that file, I am editing it for all those lists,
which doesn't quite work. For instance, I'd like to remove the "To
post to this list" bit for my first list, but I may want to use
Mailman for discussion-type lists in the future.
Mailman, as you know, provides a manager interface to create a custom
auto-reply message. Unfortunately, that one does not recognize the
%(password)s token. That is what led me to go mucking through
>Harold Paulson wrote:
>> I'm quickly learning how important email is to web development. I
>> have quite a few clients interested in broadcast-type email lists.
>> The "Keep me informed about your Widgets" type of email lists (NO
>> SPAM). Is mailman suitable for this?
>Should be, yes. See Chris Kolar's documentation on the two magic
>"privacy" fields (you can find a pointer to it on the main page
>> I have been trying to build a configuration to test this out, but I
>> have run into a few snags. I'd like to replace the standard "You are
>> subscribed" email message with a custom one, but I can't get it to
>> send the user's password. I spent a few hours digging through source
>> trying to enable a %(password)s option, but I can't Python my way out
>> of a wet paper bag.
>I've edited templates/subscribeack.txt and it works. It's unfortunately
>global for all lists on the server, but it's got a number of custom fields,
>so that works out. One of them is certainly %(password)s, and it
>What have you been trying that doesn't work, and how doesn't it work?
Harold Paulson Sierra Web Design
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