[Mailman-Users] Content of welcome message

Gunnar Anzinger gunnar at anzinger.com
Fri Aug 24 17:01:28 CEST 2001

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001 01:47:21 -0700, Ben Burnett wrote:

> >I have disabled digest mode and monthly password reminders for my
> >mailinglist in the administrative interface, but the welcome message which
> >is sent to new subscribers still refers to these features. How can I
> >correct this?
> The text of the default welcome message cannot be customized per list

This is really a pity.

> in any version Pre 2.1.

Does that mean that in version 2.1 it will become possible to customize the
various messages which are sent out to the subscribers? This would really
be a big improvement of mailman.

> You can however customize it for the whole site by changing the file
> $prefix/templates/subscribeack.txt.

I'm afraid that's not possible for me, because I'm not the server
administrator (that's my ISP). I'm just the list manager.

> This all amounts to a lot of modification, that I'm finding is a bit of a 
> hassle, especially when it comes to upgrading and patching, but that's what 
> the client wanted.  If you'd like me to share the code I will, but at this 
> point I can only give you a diff between my version and 2.0.3.  This diff 
> also contains other changes that I've made.  If you wait a while (days?) I 
> can probably get you a diff against 2.0.6.  Let me know if you're interested.

Thank you for your offer, but unfortunately I have no access to the
software itself. I can only change what can be changed in the
administrator's web interface.

Bye, Gunnar

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