[Mailman-Users] password and confirmation email questions

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Fri Mar 7 14:18:51 CET 2003


I can't answer 1, except to say that people can unsubscribe even if they 
have forgotten their password, it just takes more confirmation steps.

As for 2, look in ~mailman/templates/en (for English, anyway).  In 
particular, look at subscribeack.txt.  I would look through all of them 
to see what else you want to change, like unsubscribe files.

Note:  If you install an update, like 2.1.1 over 2.1, it will overwrite 
your changes, so save them (I have subscribeack.txt.orig and 
subscribeack.txt.Mine) and check after the upgrade to copy them back over.

Note:  Some things that you change this way require restarting Mailman. 
  I use /etc/init.d/mailman restart.

Jeff Poretsky wrote:
> 2 hopefully simple questions.
> 1. (yes i know this opens up security problems)...Is there a way to set
> a standard/default password. this would be so our subscribers would not
> have to remember their password and we can set a mailto with the
> unsubscribe information.
> 2. Where do i edit the subscription confirmation email? I do not want
> anything but "thanks for joining our list" or somesuch
> Thanks,
> Jeff Poretsky


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