[Mailman-Users] Basic questions
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:
scroll down, and select "On" for set everyone's moderetion bit,
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
Around mid-page, set reply_goes_to_list to "Explicit address",
add a reply_to_address.
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