[Mailman-Users] broadcast-type lists
haroldp at sierraweb.com
Sat Jul 22 00:44:05 CEST 2000
>The real answer is to allow private templates files per-list.
>Let me see what I can figure out.
Yes that sounds perfect.
This is way beyond the scope of what we are talking about but...
Are you familiar with phpMyAdmin? A similar architecture seems
perfect for something like Mailman. If not, here is a quick
phpMyAdmin is a web interface for MySQL, written in PHP. Install it
to /www/phpMyAdmin (where /www is your web root obviously) then add
an "Alias /phpmyadmin /www/phpMyAdmin" to apache.conf. Pretty
standard stuff. Well the magic comes when you add a user to MySQL
who can view (and only view) the "mysql" table - where access
permissions are kept. Then you can add similar "Alias"s to any
vhost, and when phpMyAdmin prompts for U&P, it shows them any
databases to which they have access.
Sorry, that was probably hard to follow if you don't do databases.
The upshot is that each vhost can have a /phpmyadmin Alias that lets
them see and admin their own DBs, and only their DBs, yet there is
only one set of phpMyAdmin files. A /mailman equivalent would be
yummy, and seems doable. Just add a config file that says what lists
belong to what vhost...or somesuch
>Harold Paulson wrote:
>> '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
>> Any ideas?
>> - H
>> >Harold Paulson wrote:
>> >> Hi,
>> >> 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
>> >at www.list.org)
>> >> 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
>> >surely works.
>> >What have you been trying that doesn't work, and how doesn't it work?
>> Harold Paulson Sierra Web Design
>> haroldp at sierraweb.com http://www.sierraweb.com
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Harold Paulson Sierra Web Design
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