[Mailman-Users] Basic questions

Gary Wang gary at lists.quartertone.net
Fri May 23 05:02:41 CEST 2003

i've outlined some steps here, but you can also see
3.11. How do I create a newsletter/announcement/one-way list?

> 1.  Restrict my lists so that no-one but the administrator can send
> messages... like a message only list.
>From Admin interface: 

Membership Mangement:
        scroll down, and select "On" for set everyone's moderetion bit,
press SET.


Privacy -- Sender Filters:
        Set member_moderation_action to Reject or Discard.
        Just to be safe, scroll down and set generic_nonmember_action as

> 2. Re-write the welcome message that gets sent out automatically and
> customize it to reflect this kind of a setup.  We also are not going
> use the web interface for the users.  This is completely an e-mail
> list with subscribe and un-subscribe options only.  It is for
> notifications only.
(taken from the above link)

How to create a customized welcome message that avoids mentioning how to
post to the list:

  In Mailman 2.1.x you can customize the welcome message.  Create
  a directory lists/<yourlist>/en (assuming English :) and copy
  templates/subscribeack.txt to this directory.  Then edit this file 
  for your specific wording.  Mailman will use this specialized 
  template for the English welcome messages.

> 3.  Change the reply to address to another e-mail address on another
> server.
General Options:
        Around mid-page, set reply_goes_to_list to "Explicit address",
        add a reply_to_address.


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