[Mailman-Users] changing subject and from fields

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Tue Sep 25 23:07:20 CEST 2001

On Tuesday 25 September 2001 16:00, Mark T. Valites wrote:
>     I was curious if there was a way to (in effect masq, or at least
> make a little less obvious) the fact that mail being sent to a user on a
> list was indeed being sent to a list.  

It's Opensource, so the answer is always yes... but how much are willing to 
work in order to bend it to your will.

> 1. I would like to change the: from "listname-request", to something
> more along the lines of: from "Our Department", or something similar...

The sender is not munged on ordinary message to the list, so you can make 
the sender be whomever you want it to seem to be.  I don't think it would 
be easy to rid the email of the other extraneous header parts - but who the 
heck knows to look there?  Still feel free to plunge into the Python code 
and expunge it (if that's your will)!

> 2.  Subject line.  Instead of telling them they are on a list, somthing
> along the lines of "Thanks for your interest in our group"...

You can make the Prefix to the subject be anything you like.  You can make 
it the complete subject you want, and then leave the message you send 
blank, or you can leave the Prefix blank, and just send the message with 
whatever subject you want.

If you want to always over-ride the subject, then you'll have to dive into 
the Python code.  That one though should be fairly easy to find and modify.

Remember to always use your powers for good...


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