[Mailman-Users] changing From: address on password reminders

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Wed Nov 6 20:42:23 CET 2002

The reasoning behind sending the note from the main mailman user is that
Mailman attempts to send only one note to each email address and in that
note cover all local lists that the email is subscribed to.

So if a user is subscribed to 5 lists at your site, then person only
receives one note which alerts them to their status on all 5 lists.

You could comment out the cron job which runs mailpasswords  and write a
small script which mirrors the functionality of the mail-passwords
program.  Have that one send out monthly from your list-admin
addresses.  That would be fairly easy to construct.

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Wed, 2002-11-06 at 03:16, Lars Andersson wrote:
> I'm managing a mailman server with a many lists and I wonder if there
> is any way to get the passwords reminders to be sent from each
> list-owners address instead of the address of the mailman-owner? Since
> some of the lists have +15000 users I get a lot of replies to the
> password reminders (mostly about changing their address and stuff like
> that).
> If the reminders were sent out with a From: address of each
> list-admin it would make the administration of the list server easier.
> I haven't found anything about this on the FAQ and I've searched the
> archives without any luck, only found a way to filter these messages to
> /dev/null, a solution that I don't want to use. If someone have any
> ideas on this subject you will make me happy =)
> I'm running the following software setup.
> Mailman-2.0.13
> postfix-1.1.7
> linux-2.4.18
> Regards
> /Lars
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