[Mailman-Users] Changing subscribe message for individual lists?

Todd Freedom_Lover at pobox.com
Mon Feb 10 17:10:19 CET 2003

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Ian Chilton wrote:
> Please CC replies to ian at ichilton.co.uk - I am not subscribed :)

You're using mutt, check out the followup_to and lists settings, they can
help with this.

> I was wondering if it was possible to change the text in the welcome
> e-mail sent to users after subscribing, but just for certain lists.

You don't mention if you're using MM 2.0 or 2.1.  The answer depends on the
version.  2.0 can't (without a patch) and 2.1 can.  If you have control over
your list server, upgrading is highly recommended.  The Mailman crew have
done a great job of adding useful features.

With 2.1, copy subscribeack.txt from ~mailman/templates/<LANG>/ to
~mailman/lists/<LISTNAME>/<LANG>, replace LISTNAME and LANG as appropriate.
Then edit to taste.

I patched MM 2.0 for this while I was using it, based on things I learned on
this very mailing lists' (searchable) archives.  I don't even know much
python and it wasn't too difficult.  If you end up being stuck with 2.0 for
some reason, I can send you the patch I used.  Of course, if you have the
ability to patch mailman, you should also have the ability to upgrade. :)

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