[Mailman-Users] can I edit the welcome letter?

Ron Peterson rpeterson at wallacefloyd.com
Tue Jul 25 20:30:27 CEST 2000

Debi Turner wrote:
> I've been mucking around with this and we want to start our present mailing
> list on mailman because it does the archive thing.  BUT we don't want the
> mailing list to get confused about a new list, etc. (basically we want the
> transition to be invisible)

Create a new list (using 'newlist').  As the list administrator, go to
the list adminstration web pages and set the list options as you like. 
Edit /etc/aliases as directed by the 'newlist' command, then run
'newaliases'.  Now your list is ready to go.

If I understand correctly, what you want to do now is move people from
an existing list to mailman, without sending them a welcome message. 
That's easy.  Just go the administrative web page for managing members. 
There you can subscribe people en masse, and there's a checkbox that
says something like "don't send the welcome message".  Voila!


Ron Peterson
Systems Manager
Wallace Floyd Design Group
273 Summer Street
Boston, MA  02210
617.350.7400 tel
617.350.0051 fax
rpeterson at wallacefloyd.com

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