[Mailman-Users] changing the Welcome message on a per list basis... a shot in the dark

Eric Sisler esisler at westminster.lib.co.us
Thu Apr 11 21:40:58 CEST 2002

At 03:12 PM 04/11/2002 -0400, Jon Carnes wrote:

>Thanks for testing it!  I'll give it a  run tonight myself and tweak it.

Thanks for the sample code.  If I knew more about python I'd try and fix it 
myself.  (Learning python is on my "list of things to do", I just haven't 
gotten there yet.)  It does tend to hose other mailman functionality, so if 
you don't want to test it on a production mailman box, let me know.  I'm in 
the process of setting up my first list so mailman hasn't gone live yet and 
I'd be happy to test it.

>Shouldn't be too hard to make it work, though it might work better if I used
>a file in the ~mailman/templates/.. directory. It also doesn't need to be a
>function - I just thought I would get fancy.

I was thinking ~/mailman/templates/subscribeack.[list-name].txt might be a 
good location.

>I hacked it together in email.  Never tested it.  It's not something I'm
>likely to use.
>I normally don't worry about the welcome message.  For my purposes, if it is
>inappropriate, I don't send a welcome message out.

Then don't spend a lot of time on it, unless you've nothing better to 
do.  ;-)  It'd be nice to have, but I can probably make my earlier 
suggestion re: short subscribeack.txt file and add the rest to the "list 
specific text prepended..." box on the general options page.  AFAIK, you 
can't include html tags though, which could be a drawback.


Eric Sisler <esisler at westminster.lib.co.us>
Applications Specialist
Westminster Public Library
Westminster, CO USA

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